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THE HOLY KORAN 

its meaning rendered into English 

© 2001 wwwAllah.com 
The Mosque ot the Internet 

Grand Shaykh, Professor Hasan Qaribullah 

Dean of Umm Durman Islamic University 

Shaykh, Ahmad Darwish 

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1 The Opener - Al-Fatihah 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

[1.1] In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

Allah praises Himself [1.2-4] 

[1 .2] Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, 

[1.3] the Merciful, the Most Merciful, 

[1 .4] Owner of the Day of Recompense. 

Supplication of believers [1.5-7] 

[1 .5] You (alone) we worship; and You (alone) we rely for help. 

[1 .6] Guide us to the Straight Path, 

[1 .7] the Path of those upon whom You have favored, not those upon whom is 

the anger, nor the astray. (Amen please answer) 

2 The Cow - Al Baqarah 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

[2.1] AlifLaamMeem. 

Koran verified by Allah [2.2] 

[2.2] That is the (Holy) Book, where there is no doubt. It is a guidance for the 

cautious (of evil and Hell). 

Characteristics of believers and their checklist [2.3-5] 

[2.3] Who believe in the unseen and establish the (daily) prayer; who spend out 

of what We have provided them. 

[2.4] Who believe in that which has been sent down to you (Prophet Muhammad) 

and what has been sent down before you (to Prophets Jesus and Moses) and 

firmly believe in the Everlasting Life. 

[2.5] These are guided by their Lord; these surely are the prosperous. 

Characteristics of unbelievers [2.6-20] 

[2.6] Those who disbelieve, whether you forewarn them or not, they will not 

believe. 

[2.7] Allah has set a seal upon their hearts and ears; their sight is dimmed and for 

them is a great punishment. 

Deception of hypocrites and their example [2.8-20] 

[2.8] There are some people who say, 'We believe in Allah and the Last Day, ' yet 

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[2.9] They seek to deceive Allah and those who believe, but they deceive none 

except themselves, though they do not sense it. 

[2.10] There is a sickness in their hearts which Allah has increased. For them 

there is a painful punishment because they lie. 

[2.1 1] When it is said to them, 'Do not corrupt in the land,' they reply, 'We are 

only reformers.' 

[2.12] But it is they who are the evildoers, though they do not sense it. 

[2.13] When it is said to them, 'Believe as (other) people believe, they reply, 'Are 

we to believe as fools believe?' It is they who are the fools, if only they knew! 

[2.14] When they meet those who believe, they say, 'We, too believe.' But when 

they are alone with their devils, they say to them, 'We follow none but you, we 

were only mocking.' 

[2.15] Allah will mock at them and prolong them in sin, blundering blindly. 

[2.16] Such are those who barter away guidance for error, their trade did not 

profit (them), nor are they guided. 

An example of those who barter away guidance [2.17-20] 

[2.17] Their example is like one who kindled a fire, and when it lit all around him, 

Allah took away their light and left them in darkness. They could not see. 

[2.18] Deaf, dumb, and blind, they shall never return. 

[2.19] Or, like (those who, under) a cloudburst from the sky with darkness, 

thunder and lightning, they thrust their fingers in their ears at the sound of every 

thunderclap for fear of death, and Allah encompasses the unbelievers. 

[2.20] The lightning almost snatches away their sight, whenever it flashes upon 

them they walk on, but as soon as it darkens they stand still. Indeed, if Allah 

willed, He could take away their sight and hearing. Allah has power over all 

things. 

Allah tells us to worship Him and reminds us that it is He alone who has 

created us [2.21-22] 

[2.21] O people, worship your Lord who has created you and those who have 

gone before you, so that you will be cautious. 

[2.22] Who has made the earth a bed for you and the sky a dome, and has sent 

down water from the sky to bring forth fruits for your provision. Do not knowingly 

set up rivals to Allah. 

Allah challenges humanity that if they are in doubt about the authenticity of 

the Koran to write an Arabic Koran like it [2.23-24] 

[2.23] If you are in doubt of what We have sent down to Our worshiper (Prophet 

Muhammad), produce a chapter comparable to it. Call upon your helpers, other 

than Allah, to assist you, if you are true. 

[2.24] But if you fail, as you are sure to fail, then guard yourselves against the 

Fire whose fuel is people and stones, prepared for the unbelievers. 

Promise of Paradise [2.25] 

[2.25] Bear glad tidings to those who believe and do good works. They shall live 

in Gardens underneath which rivers flow. Whenever they are given fruit as 

provision they will say, 'This is what we were given before,' for they shall be given 

in resemblance. Therein they shall have pure spouses, and shall live there for 

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Parables [2.26-27] 

[2.26] Allah is not shy to strike a parable whatsoever a gnat or larger. Those who 

believe know that it is the truth from their Lord. As for those who disbelieve they 

ask, 'What could Allah mean by this parable? By it, Allah misleads many and 

guides many.' But He misleads none except the evildoers, 

[2.27] who break the covenant of Allah after accepting it and sever what Allah 

has bidden to be joined and corrupt in the land. These are the losers. 

Challenge of Allah [2.28] 

[2.28] How can you disbelieve Allah? Did He not give you life when you were 

dead, and He will cause you to die and then restore you to life. Then you will 

return to Him. 

Creation [2.29] 

[2.29] He created for you all that is in the earth, then, He willed to the heaven, 

and leveled them seven heavens. He has knowledge of all things. 

The angels learn that Allah is going to place a caliph on earth [2.30] 

[2.30] When your Lord said to the angels, 'I am placing on the earth a caliph,' 

they replied, 'Will You put there who corrupts and sheds blood, when we exalt 

Your praises and sanctify You?' He said, 'I know what you do not know.' 

Story of Prophet Adam [2.31-39] 

[2.31] He taught Adam (father of humans) the names all of them and then 

presented them to the angels, saying, 'Tell Me the names of these, if you are 

truthful.' 

[2.32] 'Exaltations to You,' they replied, 'we have no knowledge except that which 

You have taught us. You are indeed the Knowing, the Wise.' 

Allah teaches Adams the names of all things [2.33] 

[2.33] Then He said to Adam, 'Tell them their names.' And when Adam had 

named them, He said, 'Did I not tell you that I know the unseen of the heavens 

and earth, and all that you reveal and all that you hide!' 

Disobedience of satan, father of the jinn and his great sin of pride [2.34] 

[2.34] And when We said to the angels, 'Prostrate (to Me) yourselves towards 

Adam,' they all prostrated themselves except iblis (satan, father of the jinn), who, 

in his pride refused and became an unbeliever. 

[2.35] To Adam We said, 'Dwell with your wife in Paradise and both eat of it as 

much as you wish and wherever you will. But neither of you should come close to 

this tree or else you shall both become transgressors.' 

[2.36] But satan made them slip there from and caused them to depart from that 

in which they had been. 'Go down,' We said, 'be enemies to each other. The 

earth will provide your dwelling place an enjoyment for a while.' 

[2.37] Then Adam received Words from his Lord, and his Lord relented towards 

him. He is the Receiver of Repentance, the Merciful. 

[2.38] 'Go down, all together,' We said, 'so if a guidance shall come to you from 

Me, whosoever follows My guidance no fear shall be on them, neither shall they 

be saddened. 

Companions of the Fire [2.39] 

[2.39] But those who disbelieve and belie Our verses shall be the companions of 

the Fire, and there they shall live for ever.' 



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Covenant with the Children of Israel [2.40-41] 

[2.40] 'Children of Israel, remember My favor I have bestowed upon you. Fulfill 

My covenant, and I will fulfill your covenant with you. Me, you must fear. 

[2.41] And believe in what I have sent down confirming what is with you, and do 

not be the first to disbelieve it. Do not sell My verses for a little price and fear Me. 

Check list [2.42-46] 

[2.42] Do not confound truth with falsehood, nor knowingly hide the truth while 

you know. 

[2.43] Establish your prayers, pay the obligatory charity, and bow with those who 

bow. 

[2.44] Would you order righteousness on others and forget it yourselves? Yet you 

recite the Book, have you no sense? 

Patience and prayer [2.45-46] 

[2.45] And seek help in patience and prayer. For it is heavy, except to the 

humble, 

[2.46] who reckon that they will meet their Lord and that to Him they will return. 

The Warning to the Children of Israel [2.47-48] 

[2.47] Children of Israel, remember the favors I have bestowed on you, and that I 

have preferred you (the prophets among you) above the worlds. 

[2.48] Guard yourselves against the Day when no soul can avail a thing to 

another, when neither intercession nor ransom shall be accepted from it, nor will 

they be helped. 

The Children of Israel and Pharaoh [2.49-50] 

[2.49] (Remember) how We saved you from Pharaoh's people who had 

oppressed you cruelly, slaying your sons and sparing your women. Surely, that 

was a great trial from your Lord. 

[2.50] We parted the sea for you, and, taking you to safety, drowned the family of 

Pharaoh before your eyes. 

The disbelieving Children of Israel and their worship of the golden calf 

[2.51-54] 

[2.51] We appointed for Moses forty nights, but in his absence you took the calf, 

thereby committing harm. 

[2.52] Yet after that We pardoned you, so that you might give thanks. 

[2.53] And when We gave Moses the Book and the Criterion, so that you might 

be guided; 

[2.54] and when Moses said to his nation, 'My nation, you have harmed 

yourselves by taking the calf (to worship). So turn in repentance to your Creator 

and slay yourselves. That will be best for you with your Creator.' And He shall 

accept you. He is the Receiver of Repentance, the Merciful. 

The Children of Israel were struck by a thunderbolt for their disbelief [2.55- 

56] 

[2.55] And when you said to Moses, 'We will not believe in you until we see Allah 

openly,' a thunderbolt struck you whilst you were looking. 

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The Mercy of Allah towards the Children of Israel in His sending down 
manna and quails [2.57] 

[2.57] We caused the clouds to cast their shadow over you and sent down for 

you manna and quails, (saying,) 'Eat of the good things We have provided you. 

'Indeed, they did not harm Us, but they harmed themselves. 

The Children of Israel tamper with the Words of Allah [2.58-59] 

[2.58] 'Enter this village,' We said, 'and eat wherever you will and as much as you 

wish. Make your way prostrating through the gates, saying, "Unburdening." We 

shall forgive you your sins and We will increase the good-doers.' 

[2.59] But the harm doers tampered with Our Words, different from that said to 

them, and We let loose on the harm doers a scourge from heaven as a 

punishment for their debauchery. 

Moses and the miracle of the twelve springs of water [2.60] 

[2.60] (Remember) when Moses prayed for water for his nation, We said to him, 

'Strike the Rock with your staff.' Thereupon twelve springs gushed from it, and 

each tribe knew their drinking place. 'Eat and drink of that which Allah has 

provided and do not act evilly in the land, corrupting.' 

The Children of Israel become ungrateful to Allah [2.61] 

[2.61] 'Moses,' you said, 'we will no longer be patient with one type of food. Call 

on your Lord to bring forth for us some of the produce of the earth, green herbs 

and cucumbers, corn, lentils and onions.' 'What!' he answered, 'Would you 

exchange that which is lesser for what is better? Go down into Egypt, there you 

shall find all that you have asked.' Humiliation and abasement were pitched upon 

them, and they incurred the Anger of Allah; because they disbelieved His signs 

and slew His Prophets unjustly; because they disobeyed and were transgressors. 

[2.62] Those who believe, Jews, Nazarenes and Sabaeans whoever believes in 

Allah and the Last Day and does good deeds shall be rewarded by their Lord; 

they have nothing to fear nor are they saddened. 

The raising up of the mount [2.63-64] 

[2.63] And when We made a covenant with you and raised the Mount above you, 

(saying) 'Take what We have given you forcefully and remember what is in it, so 

that you will be cautious,' 

[2.64] yet after that you turned away, but for the Grace of Allah and His Mercy 

you would have surely been among the losers. 

The unbelievers among the Children of Israel transgress the Sabbath [2.65- 

66] 

[2.65] You have surely known of those amongst you who transgressed the 

Sabbath. We said to them, 'Be apes, despised!' 

[2.66] We made it a punishment for the former times and for the latter, an 

exhortation to the cautious. 

The story of the Children of Israel and the cow [2.67-71] 

[2.67] When Moses said to his nation, 'Allah commands you to slaughter a cow,' 

they replied, 'Are you taking us in mockery?' 'I seek protection with Allah lest I 

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[2.68] 'Call on your Lord,' they said, 'to make known to us what she shall be.' He 

said, "He says she is a cow neither old, nor virgin, middling between both." 

Therefore, do as you have been ordered.' 

[2.69] 'Call on your Lord,' they said, 'to make known to us what her color shall 

be.' 'Your Lord says, "The cow is yellow, a rich yellow pleasing to the onlookers."' 

[2.70] 'Call on your Lord,' they said, 'to make known to us which cow she shall 

be; to us cows look alike. If Allah wills, we shall be guided.' 

[2.71] He replied, 'He says, "She is a cow, neither worn out plowing the earth nor 

watering the field, one kept secure free from any blemish."' 'Now you have 

brought us the truth, 'they answered. And they slaughtered her, after they had 

been reluctant to do so. 

The soul that was slain [2.72-73] 

[2.72] And when you slew a soul and then fell out with one another concerning it, 

Allah made known what you concealed. 

[2.73] We said, 'Strike him with a piece of it.' Like this, Allah restores the dead to 

life and shows you His signs in order that you will understand. 

[2.74] Yet after that your hearts became as hard as rock or even harder. Indeed 

among the stones are those from which rivers burst. And others split so that 

water issues from them; and others crash down through fear of Allah. Allah is not 

inattentive of what you do. 

Allah reminds Prophet Muhammad that the Jews knew and understood the 

truth but tampered with it [2.75] 

[2.75] Do you then hope that they will believe in you, when some of them have 

already heard the Word of Allah and knowingly tampered with it, after they 

understood it! 

The deceit of the Jews of Madinah and those who tampered with the 

previous Holy Books of Allah [2.76-81] 

[2.76] When they meet those who believe, they say, 'We are believers.' But when 

alone, they say to their other (chiefs). 'Do you tell to them what Allah has 

revealed to you so that they will dispute with you concerning it with your Lord? 

Have you no sense?' 

[2.77] Do they not know that Allah has knowledge of all they hide and all that they 

reveal! 

[2.78] And some of them are common (people) and do not know the Book, but 

only wishful thoughts, and they are only doubters. 

[2.79] Woe to those who write the Book with their own hands and then say, 'This 

is from Allah,' in order to gain a small price for it. So woe to them for what their 

hands have written, and woe to them for their earnings. 

[2.80] They say, 'The Fire will never touch us except for a number of days.' Say, 

'Did Allah make you such a promise for Allah never breaks His promise or do you 

say about Allah what you do not know?' 

[2.81] Indeed, he who earns evil and becomes engrossed in his sin, they are the 

people of the Fire; in it they shall remain for ever. 

The Jews who followed Prophets Moses and Jesus [2.82] 

[2.82] But those who believe and do good works are the people of Paradise; for 

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Covenant with the Children of Israel [2.83-86] 

[2.83] (Remember) when We made a covenant with the Children of Israel, you 

shall worship none except Allah. Show kindness to your parents, to kinsmen, to 

the orphans, and to the needy, and speak of goodness to people. Establish your 

prayers and pay the obligatory charity. But, except for a few, you all turned your 

backs and gave no heed. 

The behavior of Children of Israel [2.84-86] 

[2.84] And when We made a covenant with you, that you shall not shed your 

blood or turn yourselves out of your dwellings, to this you consented and bore 

witness. 

[2.85] Yet there you are, slaying your own-selves, and turning a number of them 

out of their dwellings, and helping each other against them with sin and 

aggression. Although, should they come to you as captives, you would ransom 

them. Surely, their expulsion was unlawful. Do you then believe in a part of the 

Book and disbelieve another! What shall be the recompense of those of you who 

do that, but degradation in the worldly life, and on the Day of Resurrection to be 

returned to the most terrible punishment. Allah is not inattentive of what you do. 

[2.86] Such are they who buy the worldly life at the price of the Everlasting Life. 

Their punishment shall not be lightened, nor shall they be helped. 

The unbelieving Children of Israel belied and killed prophets [2.87-88] 

[2.87] To Moses We gave the Book and after him We sent other Messengers. 

We gave (Prophet) Jesus, the son of Mary, veritable signs, and supported him 

with the Spirit of Purity (Gabriel). Will you then become proud whenever any 

Messenger comes to you with that which does not suit your fancies, and you 

belied some (Prophet Jesus) and killed others! 

[2.88] They say, 'Our hearts are covered.' But Allah has cursed them for their 

disbelief. Little is that they believe. 

The Children of Israel recognize Prophet Muhammad from his description 

in their Holy Book but disbelieve him because although he is a descendant 

of Prophet Abraham, he is not a Jew [2.89-91] 

[2.89] And when a Book came to them from Allah confirming what was with them, 

while before that they used to pray for victory over the unbelievers when there 

came to them what they knew, they disbelieved him. Therefore, the curse of 

Allah be upon the unbelievers! 

[2.90] Evil is that for which they have bartered away their souls, that they 

disbelieve what Allah has sent down, grudging that Allah should send down from 

His bounty to whom He chooses from His worshipers! They have incurred wrath 

over wrath. For the unbelievers there is a humiliating punishment. 

The Children of Israel say they believe in the Book Moses brought them but 

disbelieve in the Koran that confirms it, but if they had really believed in 

their Holy Book they would not have killed some of their prophets [2.91] 

[2.91] When it is said to them, 'Believe in what Allah has sent down,' they reply, 

'We believe in what was sent down to us.' But they disbelieve in what is sent after 

it, although it is the truth, confirming their own Book. Say, 'Why, before did you 

kill the Prophets of Allah, if you are believers?' 



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The disbelief of the Children of Israel and the calf [2.92-93] 

[2.92] Moses came to you with clear signs, then you took to yourselves the calf 

after him and you were harm doers.' 

[2.93] When We made a covenant with you and raised the Mount above you 

(saying), 'Take what We have given you forcefully and hear,' they replied, 'We 

hear, but disobey. 'For their disbelief, they were made to drink the calf into their 

very hearts. Say, 'Evil is your belief that orders you to (worship the calf), if you 

are indeed believers.' 

Allah refutes the claim of the Jews that the Everlasting Life is for them 

alone [2.94-96] 

[2.94] Say, 'If the abode of the Everlasting Life is with Allah for you especially, to 

the exclusion of all other people, then long for death if you are truthful.' 

[2.95] But they will never long for it (death), because of what their hands 

forwarded; and Allah knows the harm doers. 

[2.96] Indeed, you will find them more eager than other people for this life. And 

(more than) those who disbelieve. Each one of them wishes to live a thousand 

years. But his prolonged life will surely not remove him from the punishment. 

Allah is the Seer of what they do. 

Gabriel, the bearer of the Koran and Holy Books [2.97] 

[2.97] Say, 'Whoever is an enemy of Gabriel, indeed, he has brought it down by 

the permission of Allah to your heart, confirming what was before it and a 

guidance and glad tidings to the believers. 

The rejection of the Jews and their disbelief in the Koran [2.98-103] 

[2.98] Whoever is an enemy of Allah, His Angels, His Messengers, Gabriel, and 

Michael indeed Allah is the enemy of the unbelievers.' 

[2.99] We have sent down to you clear verses, none will disbelieve them except 

the evildoers. 

[2.100] Why, whenever they make a promise do some of them cast it aside! Most 

of them do not believe. 

[2.101] And now that a Messenger has come to them from Allah confirming what 

was with them, some of those to whom the Book was given reject the Book of 

Allah behind their backs, as though they knew nothing 

[2.1 02] and follow what the devils recited over the Kingdom of Solomon. Solomon 

did not disbelieve, it is the devils who disbelieved, teaching people magic and 

that which was sent down upon the angels Harut and Marut in Babylon. They did 

not teach anyone, until both had said, 'We have been sent as a trial; do not 

disbelieve.' From them they learned how they might separate a husband and his 

wife. However, they did not harm anyone with it, except by the permission of 

Allah. Indeed, they learned what harms them and does not profit them, yet they 

knew that anyone who buys it would have no share in the Everlasting Life. Evil is 

that for which they have sold their souls, if they but knew! 

[2.103] Had they believed and were cautious, far better for them would be the 

reward from Allah, if they but knew. 



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Ra'ina and Undhurna [2.104] 

[2.104] 'Believers, do not say, 'Observe us (Ra'ina, in Hebrew means evil)', but 

instead say, "Look after us (Undhurna), and listen" for the unbelievers is a painful 

punishment. 

Resentment towards the believers [2.105] 

[2.105] The unbelievers among the People of the Book (Jews and Nazarenes) 

and the idolaters resent that any good should have been sent down to you from 

your Lord. But Allah chooses whom He will for His Mercy. And Allah is of great 

bounty. 

Superseded verses [2.108] 

[2.1 06] If We supersede any verse or cause it to be forgotten, We bring a better 

one or one similar. Do you not know that Allah has power over all things! 

[2.1 07] Do you not know that it is to Allah that the Kingdom of the heavens and 

the earth belong, and that there is none, other than Him, to protect or help you! 

[2.1 08] Would you rather demand of your Messenger that which was once 

demanded of Moses! He who exchanges belief for disbelief has surely strayed 

from the Right Path. 

Envy of many of the People of the Book [2.109] 

[2.1 09] Many of the People of the Book wish they might turn you back as 

unbelievers after you have believed, in envy of their souls, after the truth has 

been clarified to them. So pardon and forgive until Allah brings His command. 

Allah is Powerful over everything. 

Prayers and obligatory charity are on the check list for Muslims [2.110] 

[2.1 10] Establish your prayers and pay the obligatory charity. Whatever good you 

shall forward for your soul you shall find it with Allah. He is the Seer of what you 

do. 

The challenge of Allah to the Jews and Nazarenes [2.111] 

[2.1 11] They say, 'None but Jews and Nazarenes shall be admitted to Paradise.' 

Such are their wishful fancies. Say, 'Bring us your proof, if what you say is true.' 

[2.1 12] Indeed, whoever submits his face to Allah and does good works shall be 

rewarded by his Lord; there they shall have nothing to fear nor shall they be 

saddened. 

The dispute between the Jews and Nazarenes [2.13] 

[2.1 13] The Jews say the Nazarenes are not on anything, and the Nazarenes say 

it is the Jews who are not on anything. Yet they both read the Book. And those 

who do not know say like their saying. Allah will judge between them their 

disputes on the Day of Resurrection. 

The remembrance of the Name of Allah [2.114-115] 

[2.1 14] Who does greater harm than he who prevents His Name to be 

remembered in the Mosques of Allah and strives to destroy them? Those, they 

will not enter them except in fear. And for them shame in this world and a great 

punishment in the next. 

[2.1 15] To Allah belong the east and the west. Whichever way you turn, there is 

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Blasphemy [2.116] 

[2.1 16] They say, 'Allah has taken (to Himself) a son.' Exaltations to Him (Allah). 

For Him is what is in the heavens and the earth, all are obedient to Him. 

[2.1 17] Creator of the heavens and the earth! When He decrees a thing, He only 

says, 'Be,' and it is. 

Similar saying of each generation [2.118] 

[2.1 1 8] And those who do not know say, 'Why does not Allah speak to us or a 

sign come to us?' Likewise, those who were before them said similar to their 

saying. Their hearts are alike. Indeed, We have clarified the signs to a nation 

who are certain. 

The mission of Prophet Muhammad [2.119-121] 

[2.1 19] We have sent you (Prophet Muhammad) forth with the truth, a giver of 

glad tidings and a giver of warning. You shall not be questioned about the 

companions of Hell. 

[2.120] You will please neither the Jews nor the Nazarenes unless you follow 

their creed. Say, 'The guidance of Allah is the guidance.' And if after all the 

knowledge you have been given you yield to their desires, you shall not have, 

other than Allah, either a guide or a helper. 

[2.121] Those to whom We have given the Book, and who recite it as it ought to 

be read, truly believe in it; those who disbelieve it shall be the losers. 

The favor of Allah [2.122] 

[2.122] Children of Israel, remember My favor which I bestowed upon you and 

that I preferred your (prophets among you) above the worlds. 

Day of Recompense [2.123] 

[2.123] And fear a Day when no soul for another will compensate a thing, and no 

equivalent will be accepted from it, neither intercession will benefit it, nor shall 

they be helped. 

Appointment of Abraham and his descendants [2.124] 

[2.124] And when Abraham was tested by His Lord with certain words and he 

fulfilled them, He said, 'I have appointed you as a leader for the nation.' 

(Abraham) asked, 'And of my descendants?' 'My covenant,' said He, 'the harm 

doers shall not receive it.' 

Ka'bah and the covenant with Prophets Abraham and Ishmael [2.125-132] 

[2.125] And when We made the House (Ka'bah) a visitation and a sanctuary for 

the people (saying) 'Make the place where Abraham stood a place of prayer. 

'And We made a covenant with Abraham and Ishmael, 'Purify My House for 

those who circumambulate around it, and those who cleave to it, to those who 

bow and prostrate.' 

Supplication of Abraham [2.126] 

[2.126] And when Abraham said, 'My Lord, make this country safe and provide its 

inhabitants whosoever of them believes in Allah and the Last Day with fruits.' He 

said, 'And whosoever disbelieves, to him I shall give enjoyment for a while. Then 

I shall compel him to the punishment of the Fire, how evil an arrival.' 

Abraham and Ishmael raise the foundations of Ka'bah [2.127-128] 

[2.127] And when Abraham and Ishmael raised the foundations of the House 

(supplicating), 'O our Lord, accept this from us, You are the Hearer, the Knower. 



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[2.128] Our Lord, make us both submissive to You, and of our descendants a 

submissive nation to You. Show us our rites and accept us; You are the Receiver 

of Repentance, the Merciful. 

Abraham and Ishmael supplicate for Prophet Muhammad, the last prophet 

[2.129] 

[2.129] Our Lord, send among them a Messenger from them who shall recite to 

them Your verses and teach them the Book and wisdom, and purify them; You 

are the Mighty, the Wise.' 

Rank of Abraham [2.130-132] 

[2.130] And who has no desire for the religion of Abraham, except he who fooled 

himself? We chose him in this world, and in the Everlasting world, he shall be 

among the righteous. 

[2.131] When his Lord said to him, 'Submit,' he answered, 'I have submitted to 

the Lord of the Worlds.' 

Abraham's warning [2.132] 

[2.132] Abraham charged his children with this, and so did Jacob, saying, 'My 

sons, Allah has chosen for you the religion. Do not die except being submissive 

(Muslims).' 

Death of Jacob and his examination of his children [2.133] 

Reverence of Jacob for Abraham, Ishmael and Isaac [2.133] 

Jacob and his sons were submissive to Allah [2.133-134] 

[2.133] Or, were you witnesses when death came to Jacob! He said to his 

children, 'What will you worship after me?' They replied, 'We will worship your 

God and the God of your forefathers, Abraham, Ishmael, and Isaac, the One 

God. To Him, we are submissive.' 

[2.134] That was a nation that has passed away. Theirs is what they earned, and 

yours what you have earned. You shall not be questioned about what they did. 

Sayings of the Jews, Nazarenes and Christians [2.135] 

[2.135] They say, 'Be Jews or Nazarenes and you shall be guided.' Say, 'No, 

rather the Creed of Abraham, the upright one. He was not among the idolaters.' 

The prophets are equal in prophethood [2.136] 

[2.136] Say, 'We believe in Allah and that which is sent down to us, and in what 

was sent down to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and the tribes; to Moses and 

Jesus and the Prophets from their Lord. We do not differentiate between any of 

them, and to Him we are submissive (Muslims).' 

[2.137] If they believe as you have believed they shall be guided; if they reject it, 

they shall surely be in clear dissension. Allah will suffice you. He is the Hearer, 

the Knower. 

Sincerity to Allah [2.138-139] 

[2.138] The (indelible) marking of Allah. And who marks better than Allah! And for 

Him we are worshipers. 

[2.139] Say, 'Would you dispute with us about Allah, who is our Lord and your 

Lord? Our deeds belong to us and your deeds belong to you. We are sincere to 

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Concealing the testimony of Allah [2.140] 

[2.140] Or do you say that Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and the tribes, were 

Jews or Nazarenes! Say, 'Who knows better, you or Allah? Who is more unjust 

than he who hides a testimony received from Allah? And Allah is not inattentive 

of what you do.' 

[2.141] That nation has passed away. Theirs is what they earned and yours what 

you have earned. You shall not be questioned about what they did. 

Allah instructs Prophet Muhammad to pray towards the Sacred Mosque in 

Mecca [2.142-150] 

[2.142] The fools among the people will say, 'What has made them turn away 

from the direction they were facing?' Say, 'The east and the west belong to Allah. 

He guides whom He will to the Straight Path.' 

Allah made the followers of Islam to be a median nation, not a fanatical 

nation [2.143-144] 

[2.143] And so We have made you a median nation, in order that you will be a 

witness above the people, and that the Messenger be a witness above you. We 

did not change the direction that you were facing except that We might know who 

followed the Messenger from him who turned on both his heels. Though it was a 

hardship except for those whom Allah has guided. But Allah would never waste 

your faith. Indeed, Allah is Gentle with people, the Most Merciful. 

[2.144] We have seen you turning your face towards the heaven, We shall surely 

turn you to a direction that shall satisfy you. So turn your face towards the Sacred 

Mosque (built by Abraham); wherever you are, turn your faces to it. ' Those to 

whom the Book was given know this to be the truth from their Lord. Allah is not 

inattentive of what they do. 

[2. 145] But even if you brought those to whom the Book had been given every 

proof, they would not accept your direction, nor would you accept theirs; nor 

would any of them accept the direction of the other. If after all the knowledge you 

have been given you yield to their desires, then you will surely be among the 

harm doers. 

Prophet Muhammad's description in the original Torah [2.146] 

[2.146] Those to whom We gave the Book know him (Prophet Muhammad) as 

they know their own sons. But a party of them conceal the truth while they know. 

[2.147] The truth comes from your Lord so do not be among the doubters. 

[2.148] And for everyone is a direction for which he turns. So race in goodness. 

And wherever you are, Allah will bring you all together. He has power over all 

things. 

[2.149] From wherever you emerge, turn your face towards the Sacred Mosque. 

This is surely the truth from your Lord. Allah is never inattentive of what you do. 

[2.150] From wherever you emerge, turn your face towards the Sacred Mosque, 

and wherever you are, face towards it, so that the people will have no argument 

against you, except the harm-doers among them. Do not fear them, fear Me, so 

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The mission of Prophet Muhammad [2.151] 

[2.151] As We have sent among you a Messenger (Prophet Muhammad) from 

yourselves, to recite to you Our verses and to purify you, who will teach you the 

Book and Wisdom, and teach you that of which you have no knowledge. 

Remember Allah and give thanks to Him [2.152] 

[2.152] So remember Me, I will remember you. Give thanks to Me and do not be 

ungrateful towards Me. 

Patience and prayer [2.153] 

[2.153] Believers, seek assistance in patience and prayer, Allah is with those who 

are patient. 

Martyrs [2.154] 

[2.154] Do not say that those killed in the Way of Allah are dead, they are alive, 

although you are unaware. 

Allah tests us [2.155-157] 

[2.155] We shall test you with something of fear and hunger, and decrease of 

goods, life and fruits. Give glad tidings to the patient, 

[2.156] who, in adversity say, 'We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return.' 

[2.157] On those will be prayers and mercy from their Lord, those are guided. 

Pilgrimage to the House of Allah [2.158] 

[2.158] Safah and Marwah are the waymarks of Allah. Whoever performs the 

pilgrimage to the House or the visit, there shall be no guilt on him to 

circumambulate between both of them. And whoever volunteers good, Allah is 

Thankful, the Knower. 

Concealing the verses of Allah [2.159-163] 

[2.159] Those who hide the clear verses and the guidance We have sent down 

after We have clarified them in the Book for the people shall be cursed by Allah 

and cursed by the cursers, 

[2.160] except those who repent, and mend (their deeds) and clarify. Those I 

shall accept them. I am the Receiver of repentance, the Most Merciful. 

[2.161] But those who disbelieve, and die disbelieving shall incur the curse of 

Allah, the angels, and all people. 

[2.162] They are there (in the Fire) for eternity neither shall the punishment be 

lightened for them; nor shall they be given respite. 

[2.163] Your God is One God. There is no god except He. He is the Merciful, the 

Most Merciful. 

Signs for people who understand [2.164] 

[2.164] In the creation of the heavens and the earth; in the alternation of night 

and day; in the ships that sail upon the sea with what is beneficial to the people; 

in the water which Allah sends down from the sky and with which He revives the 

earth after its death, and He spread in it from each moving (creation); in the 

movement of the winds, and in the clouds that are compelled between heaven 

and earth surely, these are signs for people who understand. 

False gods and their followers [2.165-167] 

[2.165] And among the people are those who take to themselves rivals, other 

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to Allah. When the harm doers see, when they see the punishment because the 

power altogether belongs to Allah, and that Allah is firm in punishment, 

[2.166] when those who were followed disown those who followed, and they see 

the punishment and relationships are broken off, 

[2.1 67] those who followed them will say, 'If only that we might return once, and 

disown them as they have disowned us.' As such Allah will show them their own 

works to be regrets for them, and they shall never emerge from the Fire. 

Beware, satan is the clear enemy of mankind [2.168-169] 

[2.1 68] People, eat of what is lawful and good on the earth and do not walk in 

satan's footsteps, because he is for you a clear enemy, 

[2.169] he orders you to commit evil and indecency and to assert about Allah 

what you do not know. 

The futility of following baseless traditions rather than the message and 

warning sent by Allah via His prophets [2.170] 

[2.1 70] When it is said to them, 'Follow what Allah has sent down,' they reply, 

'We will follow that which we found our fathers upon,' even though their fathers 

did not understand anything and they were not guided. 

Likeness of the unbelievers [2.171] 

[2.171] The likeness of those who disbelieve is as the likeness of he who calls to 

that which does not hear, except a shout and a voice. Deaf, dumb, and blind, 

they do not understand. 

Food forbidden to Muslims [2.172-173] 

[2.172] Believers, eat of the good with which We have provided you and give 

thanks to Allah, if you really worship Him. 

[2.173] He has forbidden you the dead, blood, and the flesh of swine, also that 

which is invoked to other than Allah. But whoever is constrained (to eat) any of 

these, not intending to sin or transgress, incurs no guilt. Allah is Forgiving and 

the Most Merciful. 

Concealing the truth of Allah [2.174-176] 

[2.1 74] Those who conceal what Allah has sent down of the Book and sell it for a 

small price shall swallow nothing but fire into their bellies. On the Day of 

Resurrection, Allah will neither speak to them nor purify them. Theirs shall be a 

painful punishment. 

[2.175] Such are those who buy error for guidance, and punishment for pardon. 

How patiently they will be in the Fire. 

[2.1 76] That is because Allah has sent down the Book with the truth; those who 

disagree about it are in extreme dissension. 

Check list for Muslims and those who want to check Muslims [2.177] 

[2.177] Righteousness is not whether you face towards the east or the west. But 

righteousness is to believe in Allah and the Last Day, in the angels and the Book, 

and the Prophets, and to give wealth however cherished, to kinsmen, to the 

orphans, to the needy, to the destitute traveler, and to the beggars, and to 

ransom the slave; who establish their prayers and pay the obligatory charity; who 

are true to their promise when they have promised. Who are patient in misfortune 

and hardship and during the time of courage. Such are the truthful; such are the 

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Retaliation [2.178-179] 

[2.178] Believers, retaliation is decreed for you concerning the killed. A free 

(man) for a free (man), a slave for a slave, and a female for a female. He who is 

pardoned by his brother, let the ensuing be with kindness, and let the payment 

be with generosity. This is an alleviation from your Lord and mercy. He who 

transgresses thereafter shall have a painful punishment. 

[2.1 79] O owners of minds, for you in retaliation is life, in order that you be 

cautious. 

Make a will for family before death arrives [2.180-182] 

[2.180] Written for any of you when death arrives, if he leaves behind goods, is 

the will for his parents and relatives with kindness. This is a duty incumbent on 

the cautious. 

[2.181] Then, if anyone changes it after hearing it, the sin shall rest upon those 

who change it. Allah is Hearing and Knowing. 

[2.182] He who fears injustice or sin on the part of a testator and brings about a 

settlement among the parties incurs no guilt. Allah is the Forgiver and the Most 

Merciful. 

The fast of Ramadan is an obligation for Muslims [2.183-187] 

[2.183] Believers, fasting is decreed for you as it was decreed for those before 

you; perchance you will be cautious. 

[2.1 84] (Fast) a certain number of days, but if any one of you is ill or on a journey 

let him (fast) a similar number of days later on; and for those who are unable (to 

fast), there is a ransom the feeding of a needy person. Whosoever volunteers 

good, it is good for him; but to fast is better for you, if you but knew. 

The fasting month of Ramadan in which Allah sent the Koran to guide all 

people of the world [2.185] 

[2.185] The month of Ramadan is the month in which the Koran was sent down, 

a guidance for people, and clear verses of guidance and the criterion. Therefore, 

whoever of you witnesses the month, let him fast. But he who is ill, or on a 

journey shall (fast) a similar number (of days) later on. Allah wants ease for you 

and does not want hardship for you. And that you fulfill the number of days and 

exalt Allah who has guided you in order that you be thankful. 

Allah answers supplications [2.186] 

[2.186] When My worshipers ask you about Me, I am near. I answer the 

supplication of the suppliant when he calls to Me; therefore, let them respond to 

Me and let them believe in Me, in order that they will be righteous. 

Marital relationship during Ramadan [2.187] 

[2.187] Permitted to you, on the night of the Fast, is the approach to your wives; 

they are raiments for you, as you are raiments for them. Allah knows that you 

have been deceiving yourselves. He has accepted and pardoned you. Therefore, 

you may now touch them and seek what Allah has ordained for you. Eat and 

drink until the white thread becomes clear to you from a black thread at the 

dawn. Then resume the fast till nightfall and do not touch them while you cleave 

to the mosques. These are the Bounds of Allah, do not come near them. As such 

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Bribery and cheating [2.188] 

[2.188] Do not consume your wealth between you in falsehood; neither propose it 
to judges, in order that you sinfully consume a portion of the people's wealth, 
while you know. 
The lunar year [2.189] 

[2.189] They question you about the crescents. Say, 'They are times fixed for 
people and for the pilgrimage.' Righteousness does not consist in entering 
dwellings from the back. But righteousness is he who wards off (sin). Enter 
dwellings by their doors and fear Allah, so that you will prosper. 
Allah does not love aggression [2.190-194] 

[2.1 90] Fight in the way of Allah those who fight against you, but do not aggress. 
Allah does not love the aggressors. 

[2.191] Kill them wherever you find them. Drive them out of the places from which 
they drove you. Dissension is greater than killing. But do not fight them by the 
Holy Mosque unless they attack you there; if they fight you, kill them. Like this is 
the recompense of the unbelievers, 

[2.1 92] but if they desist, know that Allah is the Forgiver and the Most Merciful. 
[2.193] Fight against them until there is no dissension, and the religion is for 
Allah. But if they desist, there shall be no aggression except against the harm- 
doers. 

The sacred months [2.194] 

[2.194] The sacred month for the sacred month, prohibitions are (subject to) 
retaliation. If any one aggresses against you, so aggress against him with the 
likeness of that which he has aggressed against you. Fear Allah, and know that 
Allah is with the cautious. 
Be charitable to earn the love of Allah [2.195] 

[2.195] Spend in the way of Allah and do not cast into destruction with your own 
hands. Be good doers; Allah loves the good doers. 
The rites of pilgrimage [2.196-203] 

[2.196] Fulfill the pilgrimage and make the visitation for Allah. If you are 
prevented, then whatever offering that may be easy. And do not shave your 
heads until the offerings have reached their destination. But if any of you is ill or 
suffers from an ailment of the head (scalp), he must pay a ransom either by 
fasting or by the giving of charity, or by offering a sacrifice. When you are safe, 
then whosoever enjoys the visitation until the pilgrimage, let his offering be that 
which may be easy, but if he lacks the means, let him fast three days during the 
pilgrimage and seven when he has returned, that is, ten days in all. That is for 
him whose family is not present at the Holy Mosque. And fear Allah and know 
that He is firm in inflicting punishment. 

[2.197] The pilgrimage is in the appointed months. (For) whosoever undertakes 
the pilgrimage there is no approaching (women), neither transgression nor 
disputing in the pilgrimage. Allah is Aware of whatever good you do. Provide well 
for yourselves, the best provision is piety. Fear Me, O owners of minds. 
[2.198] It shall be no offense for you to seek the bounty of your Lord. When you 
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Mash'ar. Remember Him as it is He who guided you though before that you were 

amongst the astray. 

[2.199] Then surge on from where the people surge and ask Allah for 

forgiveness. He is Forgiving and the Most Merciful. 

The Everlasting Life [2.200-202] 

[2.200] And when you have fulfilled your sacred duties remember Allah as you 

remember your forefathers or with deeper reverence. There are some who say, 

'Lord, give us good in this world.' He shall have no share in the Everlasting Life. 

[2.201] But there are others who say, 'Lord, give us a merit in the world and good 

in the Everlasting Life, and save us from the punishment of the Fire.' 

[2.202] These shall have a share of what they have earned. Swift is the 

reckoning of Allah. 

Pilgrimage [2.203] 

[2.203] Remember Allah during counted days. Whosoever hastens on in two 

days, no sin shall be on him. And if any delay, no sin shall be on him, for he who 

wards off (evil). And fear Allah, and know that you shall be assembled unto Him. 

Hypocrites and corrupters [2.204-206] 

[2.204] There is he whose sayings pleases you in this worldly life and uses Allah 

as a witness for what is in his heart, but he is most stubborn in adversary. 

[2.205] No sooner does he leave than he hastens about the earth to corrupt there 

and destroy crops and cattle. Allah does not love corruption. 

[2.206] When it is said to him, 'Fear Allah,' egotism takes him in his sin. Gehenna 

(Hell) shall be enough for him. How evil a cradling! 

Allah is Gentle to His worshipers [2.207] 

[2.207] But there are among people he who would give away his life desiring the 

Pleasure of Allah. Allah is Gentle to His worshipers. 

satan is the clear enemy of mankind [2.208] 

[2.208] Believers, all of you, enter the peace and do not follow in satan's 

footsteps; he is a clear enemy to you. 

Those who disbelieve after they believed [2.209-210] 

[2.209] If you lapse back after the clear verses that have come to you, know that 

Allah is the Almighty, the Wise. 

[2.210] Are they waiting for Allah to come to them in the shadows of the clouds 

with the angels! Their matter will have been settled then. To Allah shall all things 

return. 

Clear signs sent to the Children of Israel [2.211] 

[2.21 1] Ask the Children of Israel how many clear signs We have given them. 

Whoever changes the Favor of Allah after it has come to him, Allah is Firm in 

inflicting the punishment. 

The world in the eyes of the unbelievers [2.212] 

[2.212] For those who disbelieve, the worldly life is decked with all manner of 

decorations. They scoff at those who believe, but the cautious shall be above 

them on the Day of Resurrection. Allah gives without count to whom He will. 

The mission of all the prophets [2.213] 

[2.213] The people were one nation. Then Allah sent forth Prophets to give them 

glad tidings and to warn them; and with them He sent down the Book with the 



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truth, that He might rule between the people in that which they differ. Only those 

to whom it had been given differed about it after the clear verses had come to 

them, transgressing between themselves. Then Allah guided those who believed 

concerning that which they were at variance in the truth, by His permission. Allah 

guides whom He will to the Straight Path. 

The trial of this life [2.214] 

[2.214] Or did you suppose that you would go to Paradise untouched by that 

endured by those before you! Affliction and adversity befell them; and they were 

shaken until the Messenger, and those who believed with him, said, 'When will 

the victory of Allah come?' Is it not so that the victory of Allah is near. 

The recipients of charity [2.215] 

[2.21 5] They will question you about what they should spend (in charity). Say, 

'Whatever good you spend is for (your) parents, kinsmen, orphans, the needy, 

and the destitute traveler. Allah is Aware of whatever good you do.' 

Islamic state defends an Islamic nation [2.216] 

[2.216] (Offensive) fighting is obligatory for you, though it is hateful to you. But 

you may hate a thing although it is good for you, and may love a thing although it 

is evil for you. Allah knows, and you do not. 

Fighting in the Sacred months is a grave offense [2.217] 

[2.21 7] They ask you about the Sacred Month and fighting in it. Say, 'To fight in 

this month is a grave (offense); but to bar others from the Path of Allah, and 

disbelief in Him, and the Holy Mosque, and to expel its inhabitants from it is 

greater with Allah. Dissension is greater than killing.' They will not cease to fight 

against you until they force you to renounce your religion, if they are able. But 

whosoever of you recants from his religion and dies an unbeliever, their works 

shall be annulled in this world and in the Everlasting Life, and those shall be the 

companions of Hell, and there they shall live for ever. 

The Mercy of Allah [2.218] 

[2.218] But those who believe and those who migrate and struggle in the way of 

Allah, those, have hope of the Mercy of Allah. Allah is Forgiving and Merciful. 

Alcohol and gambling [2.219] 

[2.21 9] They ask you about intoxicating drink and gambling. Say, 'There is great 

sin in both, although they have some benefit for people; but their sin is far greater 

than their benefit.' They ask you what they should spend. Say, 'That which 

remains.' So, Allah makes plain to you His verses, in order that you will reflect 

Treat orphans with kindness [2.220] 

[2.220] upon this world and the Everlasting Life. They will question you 

concerning orphans. Say, 'Doing good for them is best. If you mix their affairs 

with yours, remember they are your brothers. Allah knows the corrupter from the 

reformer. If Allah willed He could have brought hardship upon you. He is Almighty 

and Wise.' 

Those permitted in marriage to a Muslim [2.221] 

[2.221] Do not wed idolatresses, until they believe. A believing slave girl is better 

than a (free) idolatress, even if she pleases you. And do not wed idolaters, until 

they believe. A believing slave is better than a (free) idolater, even though he 

pleases you. Those call to the Fire; but Allah calls to Paradise and pardon by His 



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permission. He makes plain His verses to the people, in order that they will 

remember. 

Menstruation [2.222] 

[2.222] They ask you about menstruation. Say, 'It is an injury. Stay away from 

women during their menstrual periods and do not approach them until they are 

cleansed. When they have cleansed themselves, then come to them from where 

Allah has commanded you. Allah loves those who turn to Him in repentance and 

He loves those who cleanse themselves.' 

Sex [2.223] 

[2.223] Women are your planting place (for children); come then to your planting 

place as you please and forward (good deeds) for your souls, and fear Allah. And 

know that you shall meet Him. Give glad tidings to the believers. 

Oath taking [2.224-225] 

[2.224] Do not make Allah a deterrent through your oaths, that you be righteous, 

cautious, and reform between people. Surely, Allah is Hearing and Knowing. 

[2.225] Allah will not call you to account for a slip in your oaths. But He will take 

you to task for that which is intended in your hearts. Allah is Forgiving and 

Merciful. 

Divorce or reconciliation [2.226-233] 

[2.226] For those who swear a wait of four months from their women, if they 

revert, Allah is Forgiving, the Most Merciful. 

[2.227] But if they resolve on divorce, surely, Allah is the Hearer, the Knower. 

Divorce with kindness [2.228] 

[2.228] Divorced women shall wait by themselves for three periods. It is unlawful 

for them, if they believe in Allah and the Last Day, to hide what He has created in 

their wombs, in which case their husbands would have a better right to restore 

them should they desire reconciliation. And for them similar to what is due from 

them with kindness. But men have a degree above them. Allah is Mighty and 

Wise. 

[2.229] Divorce is twice, then an honorable keeping or allowed to go with 

kindness. It is unlawful for you to take from them anything you have given them, 

unless both fear that they will not be able to keep within the Bounds of Allah; in 

which case it shall be no offense for either of them if she ransom herself. These 

are the Bounds of Allah; do not transgress them. Those who transgress the 

Bounds of Allah are harm doers. 

[2.230] If he divorces her (for the third time), she shall not be lawful to him after 

that until she has wed (not for the purpose of remarrying her former husband) 

another spouse and then if he divorces her it shall be no offense for either of 

them to return to each other, if they think that they can keep within the Bounds of 

Allah. Those are the Bounds of Allah. He makes them plain to people who know. 

[2.231] When you have divorced women and they have reached the end of their 

waiting period, either keep them in kindness or let them go with kindness. But 

you shall not keep them, being harmful, in order to transgress. Whoever does 

this wrongs himself. Do not take the verses of Allah in mockery. Remember the 

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Wisdom to exhort you. Fear Allah and know that He has knowledge of 

everything. 

[2.232] When you divorce women, and they have reached their term, do not 

restrain them from marrying their (future) husbands, when they have agreed 

together with kindness. That is an exhortation for whosoever of you believes in 

Allah and the Last Day. That is cleaner and purer for you. Allah knows, and you 

do not know. 

[2.233] Mothers shall suckle their children for two years completely, for whoever 

desires to fulfill the suckling. It is for the father to provide for them and clothe 

them with kindness. No soul is charged except to its capacity. A mother shall not 

be harmed for her child, neither a father for his child. And upon the heir is like 

that. If both desire to wean by mutual consent and consultation, then no guilt 

shall be on them. And if you desire a wet nurse for your children, then no guilt 

shall be on you if you hand over what you have given with kindness. And fear 

Allah, and know that Allah is the Seer of what you do. 

Widows [2.234] 

[2.234] And those of you who die and leave wives behind such wives shall wait 

by themselves for four months and ten (nights). When they have reached the end 

of their waiting period, there shall be no offense for you in whatever they choose 

for themselves kindly. Allah is Aware of what you do. 

Indication of a proposal of marriage to women whose divorce has not yet 

reached its term [2.235] 

[2.235] No guilt shall be on you in the indication of an engagement to women or 

what you suppress in yourself. Allah knows that you will remember them; but do 

not promise them secretly unless you speak kind words (only of indication). And 

do not resolve on the knot of marriage until the writing has reached its term. And 

know that Allah knows what is in your hearts, so be cautious of Him. And know 

that Allah is the Forgiver, the Clement. 

Divorce in an unconsummated marriage [2.236-237] 

[2.236] It shall be no offense for you to divorce your wives as long as you have 

not touched them or obligated a right for them. Provide for them with fairness; the 

rich according to his means, and the restricted according to his. A right on the 

good doers. 

[2.237] If you divorce them before you have touched them but after their dowry 

has been determined, give them half of what you determined, unless they 

pardon, or he pardons in whose hand is the marriage knot. And if you pardon it is 

nearer to warding off (evil). Do not forget the generosity between each other. 

Allah is the Seer of what you do. 

Prayers [2.238-239] 

[2.238] And preserve the prayers and the middle prayer, and stand obedient to 

Allah. 

[2.239] And if you fear, then (pray) on foot or riding. But when you are safe, then 

remember Allah, as He has taught you what you did not know. 

Provisions for widows [2.240] 

[2.240] Those who die and leave wives behind should bequeath to them a year's 

maintenance without causing them to leave their homes; but if they leave, no 



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blame shall be attached to you in what they do with themselves kindly. Allah is 

Mighty and Wise. 

Divorce with kindness [2.241] 

[2.241] Provision should be made for divorced women with kindness. That is a 

right on the cautious. 

[2.242] Like this Allah clarifies to you His verses in order that you understand. 

Allah revived a tribe of Jews after He had made them die [2.243] 

[2.243] Haven't you seen those who went out from their homes in their thousands 

cautious of death? Allah said to them, 'Die,' and then He revived them. Surely, 

Allah is Bountiful to the people, but most people do not thank. 

[2.244] Fight in the way of Allah. And know that Allah is the Hearer and the 

Knower. 

Multiplication of a loan lent to Allah [2.245] 

[2.245] Who is he that will lend Allah a good loan! He will multiply it many 

multiples! Allah grasps and outspreads and to Him you shall be returned. 

Children of Israel break their word and refuse to fight in the way of Allah 

[2.246] 

[2.246] Have you not seen the congregation of the Children of Israel who 

demanded of one of their Prophets after (the death of) Moses? 'Raise up for us a 

king, ' they said, 'and we will fight in the way of Allah.' He replied, 'Might it be that 

if fighting is written for you, you will not fight?' 'Why shouldn't we fight in the way 

of Allah,' they replied, 'when we and all our children have been driven from our 

dwellings?' Yet, when fighting was written for them all except for a few, turned 

away. And Allah has knowledge of the harm doers. 

Children of Israel's jealousy of Saul's kingship [2.247-251] 

[2.247] Their Prophet said to them, 'Allah has raised Saul to be your king.' But 

they replied, 'Should he be given the kingship over us, when we are more 

deserving of it than he and he has not been given abundant wealth?' He said, 

'Allah has chosen him over you and increased him with amplitude in knowledge 

and body. Allah gives His kingship to whom He will. Allah is the Embracer, the 

Knower.' 

[2.248] Their Prophet said to them, 'The sign of his kingship is the coming of the 

Ark to you, therein shall be tranquility from your Lord, and a remnant which the 

House of Moses and the House of Aaron left behind. It will be borne by the 

angels. That will be a sign for you if you are believers.' 

[2.249] And when Saul marched out with his army, he said, 'Allah will test you 

with a river. He who drinks from it shall cease to be one of mine but he who does 

not drink from it, except he who scoops up once with his hand, shall be of mine.' 

But for a few of them, they all drank from it. And when he had crossed it with 

those who believed, they said, 'We have no power this day against Goliath and 

his soldiers.' But those of them who reckoned they would meet Allah replied, 

'Many a small band has, by the permission of Allah, vanquished a mighty army. 

Allah is with the patient.' 

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[2.250] When they appeared to Goliath and his soldiers, they said, 'Lord, pour 

upon us patience. Make us firm of foot and give us victory against the nation of 

unbelievers.' 

[2.251] By the permission of Allah, they routed them. David slew Goliath, and 

Allah bestowed on him the kingship and wisdom, and taught him from that He 

willed. Had Allah not pushed the people, some by the other, the earth would have 

been corrupted. But Allah is Bountiful to the worlds. 

[2.252] These are the verses of Allah. We recite (them) to you in truth, for you 

(Prophet Muhammad) are one of the Messengers. 

Ranks of prophets and messengers [2.253] 

[2.253] Of these Messengers, We have preferred some above others. To some 

Allah spoke; and some He raised in rank. We gave (Prophet) Jesus, the son of 

Mary, clear signs and strengthened him with the Spirit of Purity (Gabriel). Had 

Allah willed, those who succeeded them would not have fought against one 

another after the clear verses came to them. But they differed among 

themselves; some believed, and others disbelieved. Yet had Allah willed, they 

would not have fought against one another. Allah does whatever He will. 

Charity [2.254] 

[2.254] Believers, spend of what We have given you before that Day arrives 

when there shall be neither trade, nor friendship, nor intercession. It is the 

unbelievers who are the harm doers. 

The greatness of Allah [2.255] 

[2.255] Allah, there is no god except He, the Living, the Everlasting. Neither 

dozing, nor sleep overtakes Him. To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and 

the earth. Who is he that shall intercede with Him except by His permission! He 

knows what will be before their hands and what was behind them, and they do 

not comprehend anything of His Knowledge except what He willed. His Seat 

embraces the heavens and the earth, and the preserving of them does not weary 

Him. He is the High, the Great. 

Unbreakable tie [2.256-257] 

[2.256] There is no compulsion in religion. Righteousness is now distinct from 

error. He who disbelieves in the idol and believes in Allah has grasped the 

firmest tie that will never break. Allah is Hearing, Knowing. 

[2.257] Allah is the Guardian of those who believe. He brings them out from 

darkness into the light. As for those who disbelieve, their guides are idols, they 

bring them out from the light into darkness. They are the companions of the Fire 

and shall live in it for ever. 

Abraham and King Nimrod [2.258] 

[2.258] Have you not seen he who argued with Abraham about his Lord that 

Allah had given him the kingship! When Abraham said, 'My Lord is He who 

revives, and causes to die.' He said, 'I revive, and cause to die.' Abraham said, 

'Allah brings up the sun from the east; so you bring it from the west!' Then he 

who disbelieved became pale. Allah does not guide the nation, the harm doers. 

Sign for people, Allah only has to say "Be" and it becomes [2.259] 

[2.259] Or of him, who, when passing by the ruined village that was fallen on its 

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caused him to die, and after a hundred years He revived him. He asked, 'How 

long have you remained?' 'A day,' he replied, 'or part of a day.' Allah said, 

'Rather, you have remained a hundred years. Look at your food and drink; they 

have not rotted. And look at your donkey (that had died). We will make you a sign 

to the people. And look at the bones (of your donkey) how We shall revive them 

and clothe them with flesh.' And when it had all become clear to him, he said, 'I 

know that Allah has power over all things.' 

Allah shows Abraham how He raises the dead [2.260] 

[2.260] And (remember) when Abraham said, 'Show me, Lord, how You raise the 

dead,' He replied, 'Have you not believed?' 'Rather,' said Abraham, 'in order that 

my heart be satisfied.' 'Take four birds,' said He, 'draw them to you, then set a 

part of them on every hill, then call them, they will come swiftly to you. Know that 

Allah is Mighty and Wise.' 

The example of those who give in charity and its reward [2.261-274] 

[2.261] The example of those who give their wealth in the way of Allah is like a 

grain of corn that sprouts seven ears, in every ear a hundred grains. Allah 

multiplies to whom He will, Allah is the Embracer, the Knower. 

[2.262] Those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah and do not follow their 

spending with reproach and insults shall be rewarded by their Lord; they shall 

have nothing to fear or to regret. 

Kind words and forgiveness [2.263] 

[2.263] A kind word and forgiveness is better than charity followed by injury. Allah 

is the Clement. 

[2.264] Believers, do not annul your charitable giving with reproach and hurt, like 

he who spends his wealth to show off to the people and believes neither in Allah 

nor in the Last Day. His likeness is as a smooth rock covered with dust, if a 

heavy rain strikes it, it leaves it bare. They have no power over what they have 

earned. Allah does not guide the nation, the unbelievers. 

Charity given seeking the pleasure of Allah [2.265] 

[2.265] But those who give away their wealth with a desire to please Allah and to 

reassure themselves are like a garden on a hillside, if heavy rain strikes it, it 

yields up twice its normal crop, and if heavy rain does not strike it, then light rain. 

Allah is the Seer of what you do. 

Think [2.266] 

[2.266] Would any one of you, being well advanced in age with helpless children, 

wish to have a garden of palm trees, vines and all manner of fruits watered by 

running streams struck and burned by a fiery whirlwind? Even so, Allah makes 

plain to you His signs, in order that you give thought. 

Charity [2.267] 

[2.267] Believers, spend of the good you have earned and of that which We have 

brought out of the earth for you. And do not intend the bad of it for your spending; 

while you would never take it yourselves, except you closed an eye on it. Know 

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The promise of satan [2.268] 

[2.268] satan promises you with poverty and orders you to commit what is 

indecent. But Allah promises you His Forgiveness and bounty from Him. Allah is 

the Embracer, the Knower. 

Wisdom [2.269] 

[2.269] He gives wisdom to whom He will, and he who is given wisdom has been 

given a lot of good. Yet none will remember except the owners of minds. 

Allah has knowledge of all that we do [2.270-271] 

[2.270] Whatever you spend and whatever vows you make are known to Allah. 

The harm doers shall have none to help them. 

[2.271] If you reveal your charity it is good, but to give charity to the poor in 

private is better and will acquit you from some of your evil deeds. Allah is 

Knowledgeable of what you do. 

Charity is repaid by Allah [2.272-274] 

[2.272] It is not for you (Prophet Muhammad to cause) their guidance. Allah 

guides whom He will. Whatever good you spend is for yourselves, provided that 

you give it desiring the Face of Allah. And whatever good you spend shall be 

repaid to you in full, you shall not be harmed. 

The poor who are to humble to ask for charity [2.273] 

[2.273] (Charity is) for the poor who are restrained in the way of Allah, and are 

unable to journey in the land. The ignorant take them to be rich because of their 

abstinence. But you can recognize them by their signs. They do not persistently 

beg people. Whatever good you give is known to Allah. 

[2.274] Those who spend their wealth by day and by night, in private and in 

public, their wage is with their Lord, and no fear shall be on them, neither shall 

they sorrow. 

Usury [2.275-276] 

Trading and Usury [2.275] 

[2.275] Those who consume usury shall not rise up (from their tomb) except as 

he who rises in madness that satan has touched. That is because they say, 

'Selling is like usury.' Allah has permitted trading and forbidden usury. To 

whomsoever an exhortation comes from his Lord then he desists, he shall have 

his past gains, and his matter is with Allah. But whoever reverts shall be among 

the people of the Fire and shall remain in it for ever. 

[2.276] Allah effaces usury and nurtures charity. Allah does not love any 

ungrateful sinner. 

The value of prayer and charity [2.277] 

[2.277] Those who believe and do good works, establish the prayers and pay the 

obligatory charity, will be rewarded by their Lord and will have nothing to fear or 

to regret. 

Usury [2.278-279] 

[2.278] Believers, fear Allah and give up what is still due to you from usury, if you 

are believers; 

[2.279] but if you do not, then take notice of war from Allah and His Messenger. 

Yet, if you repent, you shall have the principal of your wealth. Neither will you 

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Showing mercy to the debtor [2.280] 

[2.280] If he should be in hardship, then a postponement until ease; while if you 

give charity it is better for you if you know. 

The Day of Judgement [2.281] 

[2.281] Fear the Day when you shall be returned to Allah. And every soul shall be 

paid in full what it has earned; and they shall not be harmed. 

Contracts [2.282-283] 

[2.282] Believers, when you contract a debt for a fixed period, put it in writing. Let 

a scribe write it down between you with fairness; no scribe shall refuse to write as 

Allah has taught him. Therefore, let him write; and let the debtor dictate, fearing 

Allah his Lord, and do not decrease anything of it. If the debtor is a fool, or weak, 

or unable to dictate himself, let his guardian dictate for him in fairness. Call to 

witness two witnesses of your men, if the two are not men, then a man and two 

women from the witnesses whom you approve; so that if one of the two errs, one 

of them will remind the other. Whenever witnesses are called upon they must not 

refuse, and do not be weary to write it down, be it small or large, together with its 

term. This is more just with Allah; it ensures accuracy in testifying and is the least 

of doubt. Unless it is present merchandise that you circulate between you; then 

no guilt shall be on you if you do not write it down and take witnesses when you 

are selling, and let no harm be done to either scribe or witness. If you do, that is 

a transgression in you. Fear Allah. Allah teaches you, and Allah has knowledge 

of everything. 

[2.283] If you are upon a journey and a scribe cannot be found, then let pledges 

be taken. If any of you trusts another let the trusted deliver his trust; and let him 

fear Allah his Lord. And you shall not conceal the testimony. He who conceals it, 

his heart is sinful. Allah has knowledge of what you do. 

Allah knows what is in your heart [2.284] 

[2.284] To Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. Whether you 

reveal what is in your hearts or hide it Allah will bring you to account for it. He will 

forgive whom He will and punish whom He will; He has power over all things. 

The messengers of Allah are equal in messengerhood [2.285] 

[2.285] The Messenger believes in what has been sent down to him from His 

Lord, and so do the believers. Each believes in Allah and His Angels, His Books, 

and His Messengers, we do not differentiate between any one of His 

Messengers. They say, 'We hear and obey. (We ask) Your forgiveness Lord, and 

to You is the arrival.' 

Supplication for forgiveness and mercy [2.286] 

[2.286] Allah charges no soul except to its capacity. For it is what it has earned, 

and against it what it has gained. 'Our Lord, do not take us to account if we have 

forgotten, or made a mistake. Our Lord, do not burden us with a load as You 

have burdened those before us. Our Lord, do not over burden us with more than 

we can bear. And pardon us, and forgive us, and have mercy on us. You are our 

Guide, so give us victory over the nation, the unbelievers.' 

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In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

[3.1] AlifLaamMeem. 

Allah declares His Oneness [3.2] 

[3.2] Allah! There is no god except He, the Living, the Everlasting. 

Guidance in the original Torah, Gospel and the unchanged Arabic Koran 

[3.3-4] 

[3.3] He has sent down to you the Book with the truth, confirming what preceded 

it; and He has sent down the Torah and the Gospel (of Prophet Jesus which has 

been lost) 

[3.4] before, as a guidance for people, and He sent down the Criterion. As for 

those who disbelieve in the verses of Allah, for them is an intense punishment. 

Allah is Mighty, Owner of Vengeance. 

Nothing is hidden from Allah [3.5] 

[3.5] Nothing on earth or in heaven is hidden from Allah. 

Pregnancy, the hidden creation [3.6] 

[3.6] It is He who shapes you in your mothers' wombs as He wills. There is no 

god except Him, the Almighty, the Wise. 

Those whose hearts swerve with disbelief [3.7-8] 

[3.7] It is He who has sent down to you the Book. Some of its verses are precise 

in meaning they are the foundation of the Book and others obscure. Those 

whose hearts are swerving with disbelief, follow the obscure desiring sedition and 

desiring its interpretation, but no one knows its interpretation except Allah. Those 

who are well-grounded in knowledge say, 'We believe in it, it is all from our Lord. 

And none remember except those who are possessed of minds. 

[3.8] Lord, do not cause our hearts to swerve after You have guided us. Grant us 

Your Mercy. You are the Embracing Giver. 

Allah does not break His promise [3.9] 

[3.9] Lord, You will surely gather all the people for a Day that will come in which 

there is no doubt.' Allah will not break His promise. 

The worldly status of those who disbelieve will amount to nothing on the 

Day of Judgement [3.10-11] 

[3.10] Those who disbelieve, neither their riches nor their children shall save 

them from Allah. They shall become the fuel of the Fire. 

[3.1 1] Like Pharaoh's people and those before them who belied Our revelations; 

Allah seized them in their sinfulness. Allah is firm in inflicting punishment. 

[3.12] Say to those who disbelieve, 'You shall be overcome and gathered into 

Gehenna (Hell), an evil cradling!' 

The encounter at Badr [3.13] 

[3.13] Indeed, there was a sign for you in the two armies which met on the 

battlefield. One was fighting in the way of Allah, and another unbelieving. They 

(the believers) saw with their eyes that they were twice their own number. Allah 

strengthens with His victory whom He will. Surely, in that there was a lesson for 

those possessed of eyes. 

The enjoyment of this worldly life [3.14] 



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[3.14] Decorated for people are the desires of women, offspring, and of heaped 

up piles of gold and silver, of pedigree horses, cattle, and sown fields. These are 

the enjoyments of the worldly life, but with Allah is the best return. 

The reward of believers [3.15] 

[3.15] Say, 'Shall I tell you of a better thing than that? For the cautious with their 

Lord, theirs shall be Gardens underneath which rivers flow, where they shall live 

for ever, and purified spouses, and pleasure from Allah.' Allah is watching over 

His worshipers. 

Check list for Muslims and those who want to check Muslims [3.16-17] 

[3.16] Those are they who say, 'Lord, we believe in You, forgive us our sins and 

save us from the punishment of the Fire', 

[3.17] who are patient, truthful, obedient, and charitable, and who ask 

forgiveness at dawn. 

The witnessing of Allah and His angels that He is One [3.18] 

[3.18] Allah bears witness that there is no god except He, and so do the angels 

and the knowledgeable. He upholds justice there is no god except He, the 

Mighty, the Wise. 

The religion of Islam [3.19] 

Those who disbelieve the verses of Allah [3.19-25] 

[3.19] The only religion with Allah is Islam (submission). Those to whom the Book 

was given disagreed among themselves only after knowledge had been given to 

them being insolent among themselves. He who disbelieves the verses of Allah 

indeed Allah is Swift in reckoning. 

Invitation to Jews, Nazarenes and Christians [3.20] 

[3.20] If they argue with you, say, 'I have submitted my face to Allah and so have 

those who follow me.' To those who have received the Book (Jews and 

Nazarenes) and to the ignorant, ask, 'Have you submitted yourselves to Allah?' If 

they became Muslims they were guided, if they turn away, then your only duty is 

to warn them. Allah is watching over all His worshipers. 

[3.21] Those who disbelieve the verses of Allah and slay the Prophets unjustly, 

and slay those who bid to justice give them the glad tidings of a painful 

punishment! 

[3.22] Their works shall be annulled in this world and in the Everlasting Life, and 

there shall be none to help them. 

[3.23] Have you not seen those who have received a portion of the Book being 

called to the Book of Allah, that it might judge between them, and some turned 

away, swerving aside. 

The false claim of the Jews [3.24-25] 

[3.24] For they say, 'The Fire will not touch us except for a certain number of 

days.' And the lies they forged have deluded them in their religion. 

[3.25] How will it be when We gather them for a Day in which there is no doubt, 

when every soul will be given what it has earned and they will not be wronged? 

The power and signs of Allah [3.26-27] 

[3.26] Say, 'O Allah, Owner of the Kingdom. You give the kingdom to whom You 

will, and take it away from whom You will, You exalt whom You will and abase 

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[3.27] You cause the night to enter into the day, and the day to enter into the 

night. You bring forth the living from the dead and the dead from the living. You 

provide without reckoning to whom You will.' 

Faith first [3.28] 

[3.28] The believers should not take the unbelievers as guides in preference to 

the believers he who does this does not belong to Allah in anything, unless you 

have a fear of them. Allah warns you to be cautious of Him, the arrival is to Allah. 

The knowledge and power of Allah [3.29] 

[3.29] Say, 'Whether you hide what is in your hearts or reveal it, Allah knows it. 

He knows all that is in the heavens and earth and has power over all things.' 

The Day of Judgement [3.30] 

Allah is Gentle with His worshipers [3.30] 

[3.30] The Day that every soul shall find what it has done of good brought 

forward, and what it has done of evil, it will wish if there were only a far space 

between it and that (Day). Allah warns you to be wary of Him; and Allah is Gentle 

with His worshipers. 

If you really love your Creator [3.31] 

[3.31] Say (Prophet Muhammad), 'If you love Allah, follow me and Allah will love 

you, and forgive your sins. Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.' 

Condition of unbelievers [3.32] 

[3.32] Say, 'Obey Allah and the Messenger.' But if they turn away, then truly, 

Allah does not love the unbelievers. 

Prophets from the same lineage [3.33-34] 

[3.33] Allah chose Adam and Noah, the House of Abraham and the House of 

Imran above all worlds. 

[3.34] They were the offspring of one another. Allah is Hearing, and Knowing. 

The supplication of the mother of the Virgin Mary [3.35-36] 

[3.35] (Remember) when the wife of 'Imran said, 'Lord, I have vowed to You in 

dedication that which is hidden inside me. Accept this from me. You are the 

Hearer, the Knower.' 

[3.36] And when she was delivered of her, she said, 'Lord, I have given birth to 

her, a female' Allah knew of what she had given birth the male is not like the 

female 'and I have called her Mary. Protect her and all her descendants from 

satan, the stoned one.' 

Mary is entrusted to the care of Prophet Zachariah [3.37] 

Miraculous food sent to Mary [3.37] 

[3.37] Her Lord graciously accepted her. He made her grow with a fine 

upbringing and entrusted her to the care of Zachariah. Whenever Zachariah went 

to her in the sanctuary, he found that she had provision with her. 'Mary, ' he said, 

'how does this come to you?' 'It is from Allah,' she answered. Truly, Allah 

provides whomsoever He will without reckoning. 

Zacahariah supplicates for a son [3.38-41] 

[3.38] Thereupon Zachariah supplicated to his Lord, saying, 'Lord, give me from 

You a good offspring. You hear all prayers.' 

[3.39] And the angels called out to him when he was standing in the sanctuary 

worshipping, saying, 'Allah gives you glad tidings of John, who shall confirm a 



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Word from Allah. He shall be a master and chaste, a Prophet and from the 

righteous.' 

[3.40] He said, 'Lord, how shall I have a son when I am overtaken by old age and 

my wife is barren?' He said, 'Even so, Allah does what He will.' 

[3.41] He said, 'Lord, appoint for me a sign.' He said, 'Your sign is that you shall 

not speak to people except by signs for three days.' And remember your Lord 

abundantly, exalt Him in the evening and at the dawn.' 

Allah chooses and purifies Mary [3.42-43] 

[3.42] And when the angels said to Mary, 'Allah has chosen you and purified you. 

He has chosen you above all women of the worlds. 

[3.43] Mary, be obedient to your Lord, prostrate and bow with those who bow.' 

Guardianship of Mary [3.44] 

[3.44] This is from the news of the unseen. We reveal it to you (Prophet 

Muhammad). You were not present when they cast their quills to see which of 

them should look after Mary, nor were you present when they were disputing. 

The miraculous conception of the Messiah, Prophet Jesus [3.45-51] 

[3.45] When the angels said, 'O Mary, Allah gives you glad tidings of a Word (Be) 

from Him, whose name is Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary. He shall be honored 

in this world and in the Everlasting Life and he shall be among those who are 

close. 

[3.46] He shall speak to people in his cradle and when he is aged, and shall be 

among the righteous.' 

[3.47] 'Lord, ' she said, 'how can I bear a child when no human being has 

touched me?' He replied, 'Such is the Will of Allah. He creates whom He will. 

When He decrees a thing, He only says, "Be," and it is. 

Mission of Prophet Jesus, who was given his own Gospel [3.48-53] 

[3.48] He will teach him the Book, the Wisdom, the Torah and the Gospel, 

Jesus, a Messenger sent for the Children of Israel, the lost sheep of Israel 

[3.49] 

Miracles of Prophet Jesus [3.49] 

[3.49] to be a Messenger to the Children of Israel, (saying), "I have come to you 

with a sign from your Lord. From clay, I will create for you the likeness of a bird. I 

shall breathe into it and by the permission of Allah, it shall be a bird. I shall heal 

the blind, and the leper, and raise the dead to life by the permission of Allah. I 

shall tell you what you ate and what you store in your houses. Surely, that will be 

a sign for you, if you are believers. 

Jesus tells the Jews to fear and worship Allah, and to obey him, their 

prophet [3.50-51] 

[3.50] Likewise confirming the Torah that has been before me and to make lawful 

to you some of the things you have been forbidden. I bring you a sign from your 

Lord, therefore, fear Allah and obey me. 

[3.51] Allah is my Lord and your Lord, therefore, worship Him. This is the Straight 

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The disciples of Prophet Jesus [3.52-53] 

[3.52] When (Prophet) Jesus felt their disbelief, he said, 'Who will be my helpers 

in the way of Allah?' The disciples replied, 'We are the helpers of Allah. We 

believe in Allah. Bear witness that we are submitters (Muslims). 

[3.53] Lord, we have believed in what You sent down and followed the 

Messenger. Write us among Your witnesses.' 

The plot to kill Prophet Jesus, the Messiah [3.54-55] 

[3.54] They devised, and Allah devised. And Allah is the Best Devisor. 

The rank of Prophet Jesus [3.55] 

[3.55] Allah said, '(Prophet) Jesus, I will take you to Me and will raise you to Me, 

and I will purify you from those who disbelieve. I will make your followers (who 

died before Prophet Muhammad) above those who disbelieve till the Day of 

Resurrection. Then, to Me you shall all return, and I shall judge between you as 

to that you were at variance. 

[3.56] As for those who disbelieve, I will sternly punish them in this world and in 

the Everlasting Life, there shall be none to help them. 

[3.57] As for those who believe and do good works, He will pay them their wages 

in full. Allah does not love the harm doers. 

[3.58] This, We recite to you of the verses and the Wise Remembrance. 

Likeness of Prophet Jesus to Adam [3.59] 

Challenge to the Christians [3.59-64] 

[3.59] Truly, the likeness of (Prophet) Jesus with Allah, is as the likeness of 

Adam, He created him from dust then He said to him "Be" and he was. 

[3.60] The truth is from your Lord, therefore, do not be among the doubters. 

[3.61] Those who dispute with you concerning him after the knowledge has come 

to you, say, 'Come, let us gather our sons and your sons, our womenfolk and 

your womenfolk, ourselves and yourselves. Then let us humbly pray, so lay the 

curse of Allah upon the ones who lie.' 

[3.62] This is indeed the truthful narration. There is no god except Allah. It is 

Allah who is the Almighty, the Wise. 

[3.63] If they turn away, Allah knows the evildoers. 

Invitation to the Jews and Christians [3.64] 

[3.64] Say, 'People of the Book, let us come to a common word between us and 

you that we will worship none except Allah, that we will associate none with Him, 

and that none of us take others for lords besides Allah.' If they turn away, say, 

'Bear witness that we are Muslims.' 

Abraham and the Jews, Nazarenes and Christians [3.65-68] 

[3.65] People of the Book, why do you dispute about Abraham when both the 

Torah and the Gospel were not sent down till after him? Have you no sense? 

[3.66] Indeed, you have disputed about that which you have knowledge. Why 

then dispute about that of which you have no knowledge? Allah knows and you 

do not know. 

[3.67] No, Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Nazarene. He was of pure faith, a 

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Those nearest to Abraham [3.65] 

[3.68] Surely, the people who are nearest to Abraham are those who followed 

him, and this Prophet (Muhammad), and those who believe. Allah is the 

Guardian of the believers. 

[3.69] Some of the People of the Book wish to make you go astray, but they lead 

none astray except themselves, though they do not sense it. 

Questioning of the People of the Book, Torah and Bible [3.70-71] 

[3.70] People of the Book! Why do you disbelieve the verses of Allah while you 

are witness? 

[3.71] People of the Book! Why do you confound truth with falsehood, and 

knowingly hide the truth? 

Deceit and hypocrisy [3.72] 

[3.72] Some of the People of the Book say, 'Believe in that which is sent down to 

those who believe at the beginning of the day and disbelieve at the end of it, so 

that they will return. 

Guidance [3.73-74] 

[3.73] Believe none except those who follow your own religion.' Say, 'The true 

guidance is the Guidance of Allah that anyone should be given the like of what 

you have been given, or dispute with you before your Lord.' Say, 'Bounty is in the 

Hand of Allah.' He gives it to whomsoever He will. Allah is the Embracer, the 

Knower. 

[3.74] He singles out for His Mercy whom He will. And Allah is of abundant 

bounty. 

Honesty and dishonesty [3.75] 

Lies against Allah [3.75] 

[3.75] Among the People of the Book there are some, who, if you trust him with a 

Qintar (98,841 .6 lbs.), will return it to you, and there are others, who, if you trust 

him with a dinar will not hand it back unless you stand over him, for they say, 'As 

for the common people, they have no recourse to us.' They say lies against Allah 

while they know. 

[3.76] Rather, those who keep their promise and fear Allah, Allah loves the 

cautious. 

Promises and oaths [3.77] 

[3.77] Those who sell the promise of Allah and their own oaths for a little price 

shall have no share in the Everlasting Life. Allah will neither speak to them, nor 

look at them, nor purify them on the Day of Resurrection. Theirs shall be a painful 

punishment. 

Perverting the truth in the Holy Books [3.78] 

[3.78] And there is a sect among them who twist their tongues with the Book, so 

you will think it is from the Book, whereas it is not from the Book. They say, 'This 

is from Allah,' whereas it is not from Allah. And they knowingly tell lies against 

Allah. 

The mission of all the prophets [3.79-81] 

[3.79] No human to whom Allah has given the (Holy) Book, Judgement and 

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But rather, 'Be of the Lord, for that you teach the Book, and in that you have 

studied.' 

All the prophets worshipped One God [3.80] 

[3.80] Nor would he order you to take the angels and the prophets for lords, what, 

would he order you with disbelief after you were submitters (Muslims)! 

Covenant with the prophets [3.81] 

[3.81] And when Allah took the covenant of the prophets, 'That I have given you 

of the Book and Wisdom. Then there shall come to you a Messenger 

(Muhammad) confirming what is with you, you shall believe in him and you shall 

support him to be victorious, do you agree and take My load on this?' They 

answered, 'We do agree.' Allah said, 'Then bear witness, and I will be with you 

among the witnesses.' 

[3.82] Whosoever turns back after that, they are the transgressors. 

[3.83] Are they seeking a religion other than that of Allah, and to Him whosoever 

is in the heavens and the earth has submitted willingly and unwillingly. To Him 

they shall be returned. 

Muslims believe in Allah and all His prophets [3.84-85] 

[3.84] Say, 'We believe in Allah and in what is sent down to us and in that which 

was sent down to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob and the tribes, and in that 

which was given to (prophets) Moses and Jesus, and the prophets from their 

Lord. We do not differentiate between any of them. To Him we are submitters 

(Muslims).' 

Islam [3.85] 

[3.85] He who chooses a religion other than Islam, it will not be accepted from 

him, and in the Everlasting Life he will be among the losers. 

Apostates and the mercy of Allah to those who repent [3.86-91] 

[3.86] How shall Allah guide a people who lapse into disbelief after they believed 

and bore witness that the Messenger is true, and after receiving clear proofs! 

Allah does not guide the harm doers. 

[3.87] Those, their recompense shall be the curse of Allah, the angels, and all the 

people 

[3.88] there they shall live for ever. Their punishment shall not be lightened, nor 

shall they be given respite. 

[3.89] Except those who afterwards repent and mend their ways, Allah is 

Forgiving and the Most Merciful. 

[3.90] Indeed those who disbelieve after they have believed and increase in 

disbelief, their repentance shall not be accepted. These are those who are 

astray. 

The condition of those who die in disbelief [3.91] 

[3.91] As for those who disbelieve and die unbelievers, there shall be not 

accepted from anyone of them, the whole earth full of gold, if he would ransom 

himself thereby. Those, for them there is a painful punishment, and none shall 

help them. 

Righteousness [3.92] 

[3.92] You shall not attain righteousness until you spend of what you love. 

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The food of the Children of Israel [3.93] 

[3.93] All food was lawful to the Children of Israel except what Israel forbade 

himself before the Torah had been sent down. Say, 'Bring the Torah and recite it, 

if you are truthful.' 

[3.94] Those who after this invent lies about Allah are harm doers. 

The creed of Abraham [3.95] 

[3.95] Say, 'Allah has said the truth. Follow the Creed of Abraham, he was of 

pure faith, and not an idolater.' 

The first House of Worship on earth [3.96] 

Pilgrimage [3.96-97] 

[3.96] The first House ever to be built for people was that at Bakkah (Mecca) 

blessed and a guidance for the worlds. 

[3.97] In it, there are clear signs; the station where Abraham stood. Whoever 

enters it let him be safe. Pilgrimage to the House is a duty to Allah for all who can 

make the journey. And whosoever disbelieves, Allah is Rich, independent of all 

the worlds. 

Disbelief in the verses of Allah [3.98-99] 

[3.98] Say, 'People of the Book, why do you disbelieve the verses of Allah? 

Surely, Allah is witness to all that you do.' 

[3.99] Say, 'People of the Book, why do you bar he who believes from the Path of 

Allah and seek to make it crooked, when you yourselves are witnesses? Allah is 

not inattentive of what you do.' 

[3.100] Believers, if you obey a sect of those who were given the Book, they will 

turn you into unbelievers after you have believed. 

[3.101] How can you disbelieve when the verses of Allah are recited to you and 

His Messenger is among you! He who holds fast to Allah shall be guided to the 

Straight Path. 

Warning to believers [3.102-106] 

[3.102] Believers, fear Allah as He should be feared, and do not die except as 

Muslims. 

[3.1 03] And hold fast to the Bond of Allah, together, and do not scatter. 

Remember the Favor of Allah bestowed upon you when you were enemies, and 

how He united your hearts, so that by His Favor you became brothers. And how 

He saved you from the Pit of Fire when you were on the brink of it. And so Allah 

makes plain to you His verses, in order that you will be guided. 

[3.1 04] Let there be one nation of you that shall call to righteousness, ordering 

honor, and forbidding dishonor. Those are the prosperous. 

[3.1 05] Do not follow the example of those who became divided and differed with 

one another after clear proofs had come to them. For those, there is a great 

punishment. 

The Day of Judgement [3.106-107] 

[3.106] The Day when faces will be whitened and faces blackened. To those 

whose faces have become blackened it will be said, 'Did you disbelieve after you 

had believed? Then taste the punishment for that you disbelieved!' 

[3.107] As for those whose faces will be whitened, they shall be in the Mercy of 

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[3.108] Such are the verses of Allah, We recite them to you with truth. Allah does 

not want injustice for the worlds. 

The Creator of everything [3.109] 

[3.109] To Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. To Him all 

matters shall return. 

Islam [3.110] 

[3.1 10] You are the best nation ever to be brought forth for people. You order 

honor and forbid dishonor, and you believe in Allah. Had the People of the Book 

believed, it would have surely been better for them. Some of them are believers, 

but most of them are evildoers. 

Unbelievers [3.111-112] 

[3.1 11] They will not harm you except a little hurt. And if they fight against you, 

they will turn their backs. Then they will not be victorious. 

[3.1 12] Abasement shall be pitched upon them wherever they are found, except 

they are in a bond from Allah, and a bond of the people. They have incurred the 

Anger of Allah and have been humiliated, because they disbelieved the verses of 

Allah and unjustly slew His Prophets and because they disobeyed and were 

transgressors. 

Righteous Christians [3.113-115] 

[3.1 13] Yet they are not all alike. There are among the People of the Book an 

upstanding nation that recite the verses of Allah (the Koran) throughout the night 

and prostrate themselves, 

[3.1 14] who believe in Allah and the Last Day, who order honor and forbid 

dishonor and race in good works. These are the righteous. 

[3.1 15] Whatever good they do, for them it shall not be denied. Allah knows the 

cautious. 

The people of the Fire [3.1 1 6-1 1 7] 

[3.1 16] As for those who disbelieve, neither their riches nor their children shall 

help them a thing from Allah. They are the people of the Fire, and there they shall 

remain for ever. 

[3.1 1 7] The wealth they spend in this worldly life is like a freezing wind that 

smites the harvest of a people who have wronged themselves and destroys it. 

Allah has not wronged them, but they wronged themselves. 

The deceit and hypocrisy those who secretly opposed the Prophet in 

Madinah [3.118-120] 

[3.1 18] Believers, do not take intimates with other than your own. They spare 

nothing to ruin you, they yearn for you to suffer. Hatred has already shown itself 

from their mouths, and what their chests conceal is yet greater. Indeed, We have 

made clear to you the signs, if you understand. 

[3.1 1 9] There you are loving them, and they do not love you. You believe in the 

entire Book. When they meet you they say, 'We, believe.' But when alone, they 

bite their fingertips at you out of rage. Say, 'Die in your rage! Allah has 

knowledge of what is in your chests.' 

[3.120] When you are touched with good fortune, they grieve, but when evil 

befalls you, they rejoice. If you are patient and cautious, their guile will never 

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In Allah put your trust [3.121-122] 

[3.121] And when you went out at dawn from your family to lodge the believers in 

their positions for the battle. Allah is Hearing, Knowing. 

[3.122] Two parties of you were about to fail, though Allah was their Guardian, 

and in Allah believers put all their trust. 

The encounter at Badr [3.123-129] 

[3.123] And Allah most assuredly helped you at Badr when you were humiliated. 

Therefore, fear Allah, in order that you will give thanks to Him. 

[3.124] When you said to the believers, 'Is it not enough for you that your Lord 

should reinforce you with three thousand angels sent down upon you? 

[3.125] Rather, if you have patience and are cautious, and they suddenly come 

against you, your Lord will reinforce you with five thousand marked angels.' 

[3.126] Allah did not make this to be except as glad tidings for you, so that your 

hearts might be comforted. Victory comes only from Allah, the Mighty, the Wise. 

[3.127] And that He might cut off a part of those who disbelieve or suppress 

them, so that they will turn back, disappointed. 

[3.128] No part of the matter is yours whether He turns towards them or punishes 

them. They are harm-doers. 

[3.129] To Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. He forgives 

whom He will and punishes whom He will. Allah is Forgiving, the Most Merciful. 

Usury [3.130] 

[3.130] Believers, do not consume usury, doubled and redoubled, and fear Allah, 

in order that you shall prosper. 

Hell [3.131] 

[3.131] Guard yourselves against the Fire prepared for unbelievers. 

Allah is merciful to those who obey Him and His Messenger [3.132-135] 

[3.132] Obey Allah and the Messenger in order to be subjected to mercy. 

The love and forgiveness of Allah [3.133-136] 

[3.133] And hasten to a forgiveness from your Lord and a Paradise as wide as 

heaven and earth, prepared for the cautious 

[3.134] who spend in prosperity and in adversity, for those who curb their anger 

and those who forgive people. And Allah loves the charitable 

Repentance and forgiveness [3.135-136] 

[3.135] and those who, if they commit indecency or wrong themselves remember 

Allah and ask forgiveness of their sins for who but Allah forgives sins and those 

who do not persist in what they do while they know. 

[3.136] Those, their recompense is forgiveness from their Lord and Gardens 

underneath which rivers flow, where they shall live for ever. How excellent is the 

wage of those who labor. 

Allah does not love the harm doers [3.137-141] 

[3.137] There have been examples before you. Journey in the land and see what 

was the fate of the liars. 

[3.138] This is a declaration to the people, a guidance and an admonition to the 

cautious. 

[3.139] Do not be weak, neither sorrow while you are the upper ones, if you are 

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[3.140] If a wound touches you, a similar wound already has touched the nation. 

Such days We alternate between the people so that Allah knows those who 

believe, and that He will take witnesses from among you, for Allah does not love 

the harm-doers, 

[3.141] and so that Allah will examine those who believe and efface the 

unbelievers. 

This life [3.142-143] 

[3.142] Did you suppose that you would enter Paradise without Allah knowing 

those of you who struggled and who were patient? 

[3.143] You used to wish for death before you met it, so you have seen it while 

you were looking. 

Prophet Muhammad is a mortal [3.144] 

[3.144] Muhammad is not except a Messenger; Messengers have passed away 

before him. If he dies or is killed, will you turn about on your heels? And he who 

turns on his heels will not harm Allah a thing. Allah will recompense the thankful. 

Reward of this life and the Everlasting Life [3.145] 

[3.145] It is not for any soul to die except by the permission of Allah a postponed 

book and he who desires the reward of this world, We shall give him of it, and he 

who desires the reward of the Everlasting Life, We shall give him of it. And We 

will recompense the thankful. 

Strength of faith [3.146-148] 

[3.146] There has been many a Prophet with whom many of the Lord have fought 

and they did not faint when they were smitten in the way of Allah, neither did they 

weaken, nor did they humble themselves, and Allah loves the patient. 

[3.147] Their only words were, 'Lord, forgive us our sins and that we exceeded in 

our affair, make us firm of foot and give us victory over the unbelievers.' 

[3.148] And Allah gave them the reward of this life, and the best reward of the 

Everlasting Life. Allah loves the good-doers. 

Seek the guidance of knowledgeable Islamic authorities [3.149-150] 

[3.149] Believers, if you obey those who disbelieve they will turn you upon your 

heels and you will turn to be losers. 

[3.1 50] But Allah is your Sponsor. He is the Best of victors. 

Punishment of the unbelievers [3.151] 

[3.151] We will throw terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. For that they 

have associated with Allah that which He did not send down for a proof. Fire shall 

be their home, evil indeed is the dwelling-place of the harm-doers. 

Events at Uhud [3.1 52-1 55] 

[3.152] Allah has been true in His promise towards you when you routed them by 

His leave, until you lost heart, and quarreled about the matter, and disobeyed, 

after He had shown you that which you loved. Some among you wanted the 

world, and some among you wanted the Everlasting Life. Then He made you turn 

away from them in order to test you. But He has forgiven you, for Allah is 

Bounteous to the believers. 

[3.153] And when you were going up, and paid no heed for anyone, and the 

Messenger was calling you from behind; so He rewarded you with grief upon 



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grief that you might not sorrow for what escaped you neither for what smote you. 

And Allah is Aware of what you do. 

[3.154] Then, after sorrow, He sent down upon you safety. Slumber overtook a 

party, while another party cared only for themselves, thinking of Allah thoughts 

that were not true, the guess of ignorance, saying, 'Have we any say in the 

affair?' Say, 'The entire affair belongs to Allah.' They conceal in themselves what 

they do not disclose to you. They say, 'If we had any say in the affair we should 

not have been killed here.' Say, 'Had you stayed in your homes, those of you for 

whom slaying was written would have come out to their (death) beds so that 

Allah might try what was in your chests and that He will examine what is in your 

hearts.' And Allah knows the innermost of the chests. 

[3.155] Those of you who turned away on the day when the two armies met must 

have been seduced by satan on account of some of what they had earned. But 

Allah has pardoned them. He is Forgiving and Clement. 

Everything is in the hands of Allah [3.156] 

[3.156] Believers, do not be as those who disbelieve and say of their brothers 

when they journey in the land or go of to battle, 'Had they stayed with us, they 

would not have died, nor would they have been killed.' In order that Allah will 

make that a regret in their hearts. Allah revives and causes to die. He has 

knowledge of what you do. 

The forgiveness and mercy of Allah [3.157] 

[3.1 57] If you should be killed in the way of Allah or die, the Forgiveness and 

Mercy from Allah would surely be better than all you amass. 

Resurrection [3.158] 

[3.158] And if you die or are killed, before Allah you shall all be gathered. 

Leniency of Prophet Muhammad [3.159] 

[3.1 59] It was by that Mercy of Allah that you (Prophet Muhammad) dealt so 

leniently with them. Had you been harsh and hardhearted, they would have 

surely deserted you. Therefore, pardon them and ask forgiveness for them. Take 

counsel with them in the matter and when you are resolved, put your trust in 

Allah. Allah loves those who trust. 

[3.160] If Allah helps you, none can overcome you. If He forsakes you, who then 

can help you after Him? Therefore, in Allah let the believers put all their trust. 

Fraud [3.161] 

[3.161] It is not for a Prophet to defraud, whosoever defrauds shall bring that 

fraud on the Day of Resurrection. Then, every soul shall be paid in full what it has 

earned, and they shall not be wronged. 

[3.1 62] Is he who follows the pleasure of Allah like he who is laden with the 

Anger of Allah, Gehenna (Hell) shall be his shelter. Evil shall be his return! 

[3.1 63] They are in ranks with Allah. Allah sees what they do. 

The mission of Prophet Muhammad [3.164] 

[3.164] Allah has surely been gracious to the believers when He sent among 

them a Messenger from themselves to recite to them His verses, to purify them, 

and to teach them the Book and the Wisdom (prophetic sayings), though before 

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[3.165] Why, when an affliction hits you and that you had yourselves inflicted 

twice the like of it, you said, 'How is this?' Say, 'This is from your own selves.' 

Surely, Allah has power over all things. 

The encounter at Uhud [3.166-172] 

[3.1 66] What hit you the day the two armies met was by the permission of Allah, 

so that He might know the believers 

[3.1 67] and that He might know the hypocrites.' When it was said to them, 'Come, 

fight or repel in the way of Allah.' They replied, 'If only we knew how to fight, we 

would follow you.' On that day, they were nearer to disbelief than belief. They 

said with their mouths what was not in their hearts. And Allah knows what they 

hide. 

[3.168] Who said to their brothers and they themselves had stayed behind 'Had 

they obeyed us, they would not have been killed. ' Say to them, 'Avert death from 

yourselves then, if what you say is true!' 

[3.1 69] You must not think that those who were killed in the way of Allah are 

dead. But rather, they are alive with their Lord and have been provided for, 

[3.1 70] rejoicing in the Bounty that Allah has given to them and having glad 

tidings in those who remain behind and have not joined them, for no fear shall be 

on them neither shall they sorrow, 

[3.171] having glad tidings of a Favor and Bounty from Allah. Allah will not waste 

the wage of the believers. 

[3.172] Those who answered Allah and the Messenger after the wound had 

afflicted them, for those of them who did good and were cautious there is a great 

wage. 

[3.173] Those to whom the people said, 'The people have gathered against you, 

therefore fear them,' but it increased them in belief and they said, 'Allah is 

Sufficient for us. He is the Best Guardian.' 

[3.1 74] So, they returned with the Favor and Bounty of Allah so evil did not touch 

them. They followed the pleasure of Allah, and Allah is of Great Bounty. 

satan frightens those whom he sponsors [3.175] 

[3.175] That is satan frightening those whom he sponsored. So do not fear them, 

and fear Me, if you are believers. 

The people of the Fire [3.176-178] 

[3.176] Do not let those who race in disbelief sadden you. They will not harm 

Allah a thing. Allah does not want to give them a share in the Everlasting Life. 

For them is a great punishment. 

[3.177] Those who buy disbelief with belief will not harm Allah a thing, for them 

there is a painful punishment! 

[3.1 78] Do not let those who disbelieve think that what We delay is better for 

them. Indeed, We delay for them only that they will increase in sin, and for them 

a humiliating punishment. 

[3.179] Allah will not leave the believers in that which you are till He shall 

distinguish the evil from the good. Allah will not let you see the unseen. But Allah 

chooses from His Messengers whom He will. Therefore, believe in Allah and His 

Messengers, for if you believe and are cautious there shall be for you a great 

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Greed, we are the custodians of the wealth of Allah [3.180] 

[3.180] And do not let those who are greedy with what Allah has given them of 

His Bounty think it is better for them, but rather, it is worse for them. They will be 

coiled in that which they were greedy on the Day of Resurrection. And to Allah 

belongs the inheritance of the heavens and the earth. And Allah is Aware of what 

you do. 

Burnt offerings and the rebelliousness of the Jews [3.181-184] 

[3.181] Allah has heard the saying of those who said, 'Allah is poor, but we are 

rich.' We will write down what they have said, and their slaying of the Prophets 

without right. And We shall say, Taste the punishment of the burning.' 

[3.182] That, is for what your hands have forwarded. And Allah is never unjust to 

His worshipers. 

[3.183] Those (the Jews) who say, 'Allah has promised us that we do not believe 

in a Messenger unless he brings to us an offering that fire consumes.' Say, 

'Indeed Messengers have come to you before me with clear proofs and with that 

of which you spoke. Why did you kill them, if what you say is true?' 

[3.184] If they belie you (Prophet Muhammad), indeed other Messengers before 

you were belied who came with clear proofs, and the Psalms, and the 

Illuminating Book. 

The Day of Resurrection [3.185] 

[3.185] Every soul shall taste death. You shall be paid your wages in full on the 

Day of Resurrection. Whoever is removed from Hell and is admitted to Paradise 

shall prosper, for the worldly life is nothing but the enjoyment of delusion. 

The trials of this life [3.186] 

[3.186] You shall be tried in your wealth and yourselves, and you shall hear much 

hurt from those who were given the Book before you, and from those who are 

idolaters. But if you are patient and cautious, surely, that is of the firm affairs. 

Tampering with the Book of Allah [3.187-189] 

[3.187] When Allah took a covenant with those to whom the Book was given, 

(saying), 'You shall make it clear to the people, and not conceal it.' But they threw 

it behind their backs and they bought with it a little price. Evil was what they 

bought. 

[3.1 88] Do not think that those who rejoice in what they have brought and love to 

be praised for what they have not done do not think they will be secure from the 

punishment. And for them there is a painful punishment. 

[3.189] To Allah belongs the Kingdom of the heavens and the earth. Allah has 

Power over all things. 

The signs of Allah, think about it [3.190-191] 

[3.190] Surely, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation 

of night and day, there are signs for those with minds. 

[3.191] Those who remember Allah when standing, sitting, and on their sides, 

and contemplate upon the creation of the heavens and the earth (saying,) 'Lord, 

You have not created these in falsehood. Exaltations to You! Guard us against 

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Allah never breaks His promise [3.192-195] 

[3.192] Our Lord, whomsoever You admit into the Fire, You will have abased, 

and the harm-doers shall have no helpers. 

[3.193] Our Lord, we have heard the caller calling to belief, "Believe in your 

Lord!" So we believe. Our Lord, forgive us our sins and acquit us of our evil 

deeds, and take us to You in death with the righteous. 

[3.194] Our Lord, give us what You promised us by Your Messengers, and do not 

abase us on the Day of Resurrection. You do not break Your promise. ' 

Labor in the Name of Allah [3.195] 

[3.1 95] And indeed their Lord answers them, 'I do not waste the labor of any that 

labors among you, male or female you are from each other. And those who 

emigrated, and were expelled from their houses, those who suffered hurt in My 

way, and fought, and were killed those I shall surely acquit of their evil deeds, 

and I shall admit them to Gardens underneath which rivers flow.' A reward from 

Allah, and Allah with Him is the best reward. 

Delusion [3.196-197] 

[3.196] Do not let the coming and going in the land of those who disbelieve 

delude you; 

[3.197] a little enjoyment, then, their shelter is in Gehenna (Hell), an evil cradling. 

Paradise [3.198] 

[3.198] But for those who fear their Lord, for them shall be Gardens underneath 

which rivers flow, there they shall live for ever, a (goodly) hosting from Allah, and 

that which is with Allah is better for the righteous. 

[3.1 99] There are some among the People of the Book who believe in Allah, and 

in what has been sent down to you, and what has been sent down to them, 

humble to Allah and do not buy with the verses of Allah a little price. Those, their 

wage shall be with their Lord. Allah is Swift at reckoning. 

Patience [3.200] 

[3.200] Believers, be patient, and race in patience, be steadfast, fear Allah, in 

order that you will be victorious. 

4 Women - An Nisa' 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

The creation of mankind [4.1] 

[4.1] O people, fear your Lord, who created you from a single soul. From it He 

created its spouse, and from both of them scattered many men and women. Fear 

Allah, by whom you ask one another, and (fear) the wombs (lest you sever its 

relationship). Allah is ever watching over you. 

Treatment of orphans [4.2] 

[4.2] Give the orphans their wealth. Do not exchange the evil for the good, nor 

consume their wealth with your wealth. Surely, that is a great sin. 

[4.3] If you fear that you cannot act justly towards the orphans, then marry such 

women as seem good to you; two, three, four of them. But if you fear that you 

cannot do justice, then one only, or, those you possess. It is likelier then that you 

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Marriage [4.4] 

[4.4] Give women their dowries freely, but if they are pleased to offer you any of 

it, consume it good and smooth. 

Treatment of orphans [4.5-6] 

[4.5] Do not give the (orphaned) fools your wealth with which Allah has entrusted 

you for (their) support, and provide for them and clothe them from it, and speak 

to them with kind words. 

[4.6] And test the orphans until they reach (the age of) marriage. If you perceive 

in them right judgment, hand over to them their wealth, and do not consume it 

wastefully, nor hastily before they are grown. And whosoever is rich let him 

abstain, if poor, let him consume with kindness. When you hand over to them 

their wealth, take witness over them; it is sufficient that Allah is the Reckoner. 

The distribution of inheritance [4.7-14] 

[4.7] Men shall have a share in what their parents and kinsmen leave, and 

women shall have a share in what their parents and kinsmen leave, whether it is 

little or abundant, it is an obligated share. 

[4.8] If relatives, orphans, or the needy are present at the division (of the 

inheritance), provide for them out of it, and speak to them in kind words. 

[4.9] And let them fear, who, if they themselves left behind weak offspring, would 

be afraid for them, and let them fear Allah and speak exactly. 

[4.10] Those who consume the wealth of orphans wrongfully, only consume fire 

in their bellies, and they shall roast in the Blaze. 

[4.1 1] Allah charges you concerning your children, for a male like the share of 

two females. If they are women, above two, they shall have two thirds of what he 

left, but if she is one, then to her a half. While for his parents, to each one of the 

two a sixth of what he left, if he has a child. But if he has no child and his heirs 

are his parents, his mother shall have a third. If he has siblings, to his mother a 

sixth after any bequest he had bequeathed, or any debt. Your fathers and your 

children, you do not know which of them is nearer in benefit to you. This is an 

obligation from Allah. Surely, Allah is the Knower, the Wise. 

[4.1 2] For you half of what your wives leave if they have no child. If they have a 

child, a quarter of what they leave shall be yours after any bequest she had 

bequeathed, or any debt. And for them (the females) they shall inherit one 

quarter of what you leave if you have no child. If you have a child, they shall 

inherit one eighth, after any bequest you had bequeathed, or any debt. If a man 

or a woman have no direct heirs, but have a brother or a sister, to each of the 

two a sixth. If they are more than that, they shall equally share the third, after any 

bequest that he had bequeathed or any debt without harm. This is an obligation 

from Allah. He is the Knower, the Clement. 

[4.13] Such are the Bounds of Allah. He who obeys Allah and His Messenger, He 

will admit him to Gardens underneath which rivers flow. That is a great wining. 

[4.14] And he who disobeys Allah and His Messenger and transgresses His 

Bounds, He will admit him to a Fire and shall live in it for ever. For him, there is a 

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Witnessing of indecency [4.15-16] 

[4.15] If any of your women commit indecency, call in four witnesses from among 

yourselves against them, if they testify, confine them to their houses till death 

overtakes them or till Allah makes for them a way. 

[4.16] If two among you commit it punish them both. If they repent and make 

amends, leave them alone. Allah is the Relenter, the Merciful. 

Sins of ignorance [4.17] 

[4.17] (Allah accepts) the repentance from only those who commit evil in 

ignorance and then quickly turn to Him in repentance. Allah will relent towards 

them. Allah is Knowing, Wise. 

Delaying repentance until the time of death [4.18] 

[4.18] (Allah will accept) no repentance from those who do evil deeds until death 

comes to one of them, he says, 'Now I repent!' Nor those who die unbelieving. 

For those We have prepared a painful punishment. 

Women's rights [4.19-21] 

[4.19] Believers, it is unlawful for you to inherit women forcefully, neither bar 

them, in order that you go off with part of what you have given them, except 

when they commit a clear indecency. Live with them honorably. If you hate them, 

it may be that you hate something which Allah has set in it much good. 

[4.20] If you wish to take a wife in the place of another wife, and you have given 

to one a Qintar (98,841 .6 lbs.) so do not take from it anything. What, will you take 

it by way of calumny and a clear sin! 

[4.21] How can you take it back when you have reached one another (sexually) 

and they have taken from you a strong covenant! 

Those forbidden in marriage [4.22-24] 

[4.22] And do not marry women your fathers married unless it is a thing of the 

past surely that was an indecency, hated, and a way of evil. 

[4.23] Forbidden to you are your mothers, your daughters, your sisters, your 

paternal aunts and maternal aunts, your brother's daughters, your sister's 

daughters, your mothers who have given suck to you, your suckling sisters, your 

wives mothers, and your stepdaughters who are in your care from your wives 

with whom you have lain, but if you have never lain with them it is no fault in you. 

(Also forbidden to you) are the wives of your sons who are of your loins, and to 

take to you two sisters together unless it is a thing of the past. Allah is the 

Forgiver and the Most Merciful. 

[4.24] And (forbidden to you) are married women, except those whom your right 

hand owns. Such Allah has written for you. Lawful to you beyond all that, is that 

you can seek using your wealth in marriage and not fornication. So whatever you 

have enjoyed from them give them their obligated wage. And there is no fault in 

you in what ever you mutually agree after the obligation. Allah is the Knower, the 

Wise. 

Marry believing women [4.25-26] 

[4.25] If any one of you do not have the affluence to be able marry free believing 

women, (let him marry) from among the believing women that your right hand 

owns. Allah knows best your belief, you are from each other. Marry them with the 

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women in marriage and chaste, not taking lovers. If, after marriage they commit 

adultery, they shall be liable to half the punishment of a married (free) woman. 

That is for those of you who fear fornication, but it is better for you to be patient. 

Allah is the Forgiver, the Most Merciful. 

[4.26] Allah wishes to make this clear to you and to guide you along the ways of 

those who have gone before you, and turns towards you. And Allah is the 

Knower, the Wise. 

[4.27] Allah wishes to turn towards you, but those who follow their lower desires 

wish you to greatly swerve away. 

[4.28] Allah wishes to lighten for you (the jurisprudence), and humans are 

created weak. 

Suicide is forbidden [4.29-30] 

[4.29] Believers, do not consume your wealth among yourselves in falsehood, 

except there be trading by your mutual agreement. And do not kill yourselves. 

Allah is the Most Merciful to you. 

[4.30] But whosoever does that in transgression and wrongfully We shall roast 

him in the Fire. That is an easy matter for Allah. 

Avoidance of major sins [4.31] 

[4.31] If you avoid the major sins that are forbidden to you, We shall pardon your 

evil deeds and admit you by an entrance of honor. 

[4.32] Do not wish for the bounty which Allah has preferred one of you above 

another. For men is a share of what they earn, and for women is a share of what 

they earn. Ask Allah of His Bounty. Allah has knowledge of all things. 

Inheritance [4.33] 

[4.33] To everyone we have made heirs of that which parents and kinsmen leave, 

and those with whom you have sworn an agreement, so give to them their share. 

Allah is Witness over everything. 

Duties of men and women [4.34] 

[4.34] Men are the maintainers of women for that Allah has preferred in bounty 

one of them over another, and for that they have spent of their wealth. Righteous 

women are obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah has guarded. Those 

from whom you fear rebelliousness, admonish them and desert them in the bed 

and smack them (without harshness). Then, if they obey you, do not look for any 

way against them. Allah is High, Great. 

Reconciliation between husband and wife [4.35] 

[4.35] If you fear a breach between them send for an arbiter from his people and 

an arbiter from her people. If both wish reconciliation, Allah will bring success 

between them. Allah is the Knower, the Aware. 

Do not associate anything with Allah [4.36-39] 

Kindness [4.36] 

Greed, ungratefulness and boastfulness [4.36-38] 

[4.36] Worship Allah and do not associate anything with Him. Be kind to parents 

and near kinsmen, to the orphans and to the needy, to your neighbor who is your 

kindred, and to the neighbor at your far side, and the companion at your side, 

and to the destitute traveler, and to that which your right hands owns. Allah does 

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[4.37] (or) those who are greedy and order other people to be greedy, who 

themselves conceal the bounty that Allah has given them. And We have 

prepared a humiliating punishment for the unbelievers. 

[4.38] And those who spend their wealth to showoff to people and neither believe 

in Allah nor in the Last Day. Whosoever has satan for a companion, he is an evil 

companion. 

[4.39] What (harm) could befall them if they believed in Allah and the Last Day 

and spent of what Allah provided them with? Allah is Knowledgeable of them all. 

Good deeds [4.40] 

[4.40] Surely, Allah shall not harm so much as the weight of an atom, and if it is a 

good deed He will double it, and give from His Own a great wage. 

Prophet Muhammad will be a witness against the unbelievers [4.41-42] 

[4.41] How then shall it be when We bring forward from every nation a witness, 

and bring you (Prophet Muhammad) to witness against those! 

[4.42] On that Day those who disbelieved, and have disobeyed the Messenger 

(Muhammad) will wish that the earth might be leveled with them, and they will not 

conceal a statement from Allah. 

Purification [4.43] 

[4.43] Believers, do not come close to prayer when you are drunk, until you know 

what you are saying, nor when you are in a state of impurity, unless you are 

crossing through the way (prayer area) until you have bathed yourselves. If you 

are ill or on a journey, or if any of you comes from the toilet or you have touched 

women, and you cannot find water, so touch pure dust and wipe your faces and 

your hands. Allah is the Pardoner, the Forgiver. 

The Jews tampered with the Words of Allah [4.44-47] 

[4.44] Have you not seen those to whom a portion of the Book was given 

purchasing error and wishing that you should err from the Path? 

[4.45] But Allah knows best your enemies. It is sufficient that Allah is the 

Guardian, and it is sufficient that Allah is the Helper. 

[4.46] Some Jews tampered with the words (altering) their places saying, 'We 

have heard and we disobey,' and 'Hear, without hearing,' and 'Observe us 

(Ra'ina, in Hebrew means evil)', twisting with their tongues traducing religion. But 

if they had said, 'We have heard and obey,' and 'Hear,' and 'Regard us,' it would 

have been better for them, and more upright; but Allah has cursed them for their 

disbelief, so they do not believe, except a few. 

Warning to the People of the Book [4.47-48] 

[4.47] You, to whom the Book was given, believe in that which We have sent 

down confirming that which you have, before We obliterate faces and turn them 

on their backs, or curse them as We cursed the people of the Sabbath. And the 

command of Allah is done. 

Allah does not forgive the sin of association with Him [4.48] 

[4.48] Allah does not forgive (the sin of inventing an) association with Him, but He 

forgives other (sins) to whomsoever He will. He who associates with Allah has 

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[4.49] Have you not seen those who exalt themselves? Rather, Allah purifies 

whom He will and they shall not be wronged a single tissue that covers a date 

stone. 

Lies against Allah [4.50] 

[4.50] Look how they forge lies against Allah, and it is sufficient for a clear sin. 

The Jews tell the Koraysh that their idol worshiping is better than Islam 

[4.51-53] 

[4.51] Have you not seen those to whom a portion of the Book was given 

believing in (the two statutes of Mecca) jibt and taghout and say to those who 

disbelieve, Those are more guided on the way than those who believe.' 

[4.52] Those are they whom Allah has cursed and whosoever Allah has cursed, 

you will not find any helper for him. 

[4.53] Or, will they have a share in the Kingdom? If so, they will not give the 

people the pit mark of a date stone. 

Abraham [4.54] 

[4.54] Or do they envy people for the Bounty Allah has given them? We gave the 

family of Abraham the Book and Wisdom, and a great kingdom. 

Punishment for disbelief [4.55-56] 

[4.55] There are some of them who believed in him (Prophet Muhammad), and 

some of them that bar from it, and Gehenna (Hell) is sufficient for a Blaze. 

[4.56] Those who disbelieve Our verses We will roast them in a Fire! As often as 

their skins are cooked, We exchange their skin with another, in order that they 

taste the punishment. Surely, Allah is Mighty, the Wise. 

Reward for belief [4.57] 

[4.57] As for those who believe and do good works, We shall admit them to 

Gardens underneath which rivers flow, they are there for eternity, and for them 

purified spouses. And We shall admit them into plenteous shade. 

Allah orders justice [4.58] 

[4.58] Allah orders you all to hand back trusts to their owners, and when you 

judge between people you judge with justice. Indeed, the best is the exhortation 

with which Allah exhorts you. Allah is the Hearer, the Seer. 

Obey Allah and His Messenger and seek the guidance of Islamic authorities 

[4.59-60] 

[4.59] Believers, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority 

among you. Should you dispute about anything refer it to Allah and the 

Messenger, if you believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is better and the best 

interpretation. 

Hypocrites [4.60-63] 

[4.60] Have you not seen those who claim that they believe in what has been 

sent down to you and what was sent down before you? They desire to be judged 

by the idol, although they have been commanded to disbelieve it. But satan 

desires to lead them astray into far error. 

[4.61] When it is said to them, 'Come to what Allah has sent down and to the 

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[4.62] How would it be if some affliction hit them for what their hands have 

forwarded? Then, they would come to you swearing by Allah, 'We sought only 

kindness and conciliation!' 

[4.63] Those, Allah knows what is in their hearts, so turn away from them, and 

exhort them, and say to them penetrating words about themselves. 

Obey Allah and His Messenger [4.64-70] 

[4.64] We did not send a Messenger except that he should be obeyed, by the 

permission of Allah. If, when they wronged themselves, they had come to you 

and asked Allah for forgiveness, and the Messenger had asked for forgiveness 

for them, they would have found Allah the Turner, the Most Merciful. 

[4.65] But no, by your Lord, they will not believe you until they make you the 

judge regarding the disagreement between them, then, they will not find in 

themselves any discomfort concerning your verdict, and will surrender to you in 

full submission. 

[4.66] Had We written for them, saying, 'Slay yourselves,' or 'Emerge from your 

houses,' they would not have done so, except a few of them. Yet, if they had 

done as they were exhorted, it would have been better for them, and stronger in 

firmness, 

[4.67] and then We would surely have given them from Our Own, a great wage, 

[4.68] and guided them to a Straight Path. 

[4.69] Whosoever obeys Allah, and the Messenger, they are with those whom 

Allah has favored, the Prophets, the sincere, the martyrs and the righteous, and 

these are the best company. 

[4.70] This is the Bounty of Allah. It is sufficient that Allah is the Knowledgeable. 

Caution [4.71] 

[4.71] Believers, take your precautions. March in detachments or march all 

together. 

Hypocrites [4.72-84] 

[4.72] Surely, there are among you, he who lingers, then, if an affliction hits you, 

he would say, 'Allah has favored me, that I was not a martyr with them.' 

[4.73] But, if the Bounty of Allah reaches you, he would surely say as if there had 

never been any affection between you and him, 'Would that I had been with 

them! I should have indeed won a great triumph.' 

[4.74] So let those who sell the worldly life for the Everlasting Life fight in the way 

of Allah, whoever fights in the way of Allah, and is killed or conquers, We shall 

give him a great wage. 

[4.75] So why is it, that you do not fight in the way of Allah, and for the abased 

among men, women, and children who say, 'Our Lord, bring us out from this 

village whose people are harm-doers, and give to us a guardian from You, and 

give to us a helper from You.' 

satan [4.76] 

[4.76] And those who believe fight in the way of Allah, but those who disbelieve 

fight in the way of the idol. Therefore, fight against those guided by satan. 

Indeed, satan's guile is always weak. 

[4.77] Have you not seen those to whom it has been said, 'Restrain your hands, 

establish your prayers and pay the obligatory charity.' Then, as soon as fighting 



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is written for them, there is a party of them fearing people as they would fear 

Allah, or with stronger fear. And they say, 'Our Lord, why have You written 

fighting for us, why not postpone us to a near term?' Say, 'The pleasure of this 

life is little. The Everlasting Life is better for the cautious. You shall not be 

wronged a single tissue (of the fine skin that covers a date stone). 

Your time of death cannot be averted [4.78] 

[4.78] Wherever you are, death will overtake you, even if you shall be in the 

fortified, high towers.' If bounty reaches them, they say, 'This is from Allah,' but 

when evil hits them, they say, 'This is from you.' Say to them, 'All is from Allah!' 

What is the matter with this people that they scarcely understand any statement. 

[4.79] Whatever good reaches you, it is from Allah, and whatever evil reaches 

you, it is from yourself. We have sent you (Prophet Muhammad) as a Messenger 

to humanity. Allah is sufficient for a Witness. 

Obedience to Prophet Muhammad is obedience to Allah [4.80-81] 

[4.80] Whosoever obeys the Messenger, indeed he has obeyed Allah. As for 

those who turn away, We have not sent you to be their protector. 

Deceit and hypocrisy [4.81-82] 

[4.81] They say, 'Obedience,' but as soon as they leave you, a party of them hide 

other than what they said. Allah writes down what they hide. So turn away from 

them, and rely on Allah. Allah is sufficient for a Guardian. 

[4.82] Will they not contemplate upon the Koran? If it had been from other than 

Allah, they would surely have found in it many contradictions. 

Surrender all matters of religious significance to pious, knowledgeable 

Islamic authorities who base their judgment upon the Koran and Hadith, do 

not be tempted to be led by your own less qualified opinion [4.83] 

[4.83] When a matter comes to them, be it of security or fear, they broadcast it, 

whereas if they returned it to the Messenger and to those in authority among 

them, those of them whose task is to research it would have known it. If it was 

not for the Bounty of Allah and His Mercy, all but a few of you would have 

followed satan. 

[4.84] Therefore, fight in the way of Allah. You are only responsible for yourself. 

Urge the believers on, in order that Allah may restrain the might of those who 

disbelieve. Allah is stronger in might, and stronger in punishment. 

Intercession and greetings [4.85-86] 

[4.85] Whosoever intercedes with a good intercession shall receive a share of it, 

and whosoever intercedes with a bad intercession shall receive a portion of it. 

Allah has power over all things. 

[4.86] And when you are greeted with a greeting, greet with better than it, or 

return it. Allah is the Reckoner of all things. 

There is no one truer in statement than Allah [4.87] 

[4.87] Allah, there is no god except He. He will gather you to the Resurrection 

Day, there is no doubt in it. And who is truer in statement than Allah? 

Hypocrites [4.88-91] 

[4.88] What is the matter with you that you are two parties concerning the 

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desire to guide those whom Allah has caused to be led astray? Whosoever Allah 

leads astray, you will not find for him a way. 

Those who believe and those who do not are not equal [4.89-91] 

[4.89] They wish that you would disbelieve as they disbelieve, and then you 

would be equal. Therefore, do not take a guide from them until they emigrate in 

the way of Allah. Then, if they turn back take them and kill them wherever you 

find them. Do not take them for guides or helpers, 

[4.90] except those who join to a nation in which there is between you and them 

a treaty, or they come to you with their chests constricted from fighting you or 

fighting their nation. Had Allah willed, He would have given them power over you, 

and then they would have certainly fought you. Therefore, if they keep away from 

you and do not fight you, offering you peace, then Allah does not make any way 

for you against them. 

[4.91] You will find others desiring to be secure from you, and secure from their 

own nation. Whenever they are called back to sedition, they plunge into it. If they 

do not keep away from you and offer you peace, and restrain their hands, take 

them and kill them wherever you find them. Those, over them, We give you clear 

authority. 

Muslims are forbidden to kill one another [4.92-93] 

[4.92] It is not for a believer to kill another believer, except that it is by error. 

Whosoever kills a believer in error, let him free a believing slave, and ransom is 

to be handed to his family, unless they forgo being charitable. If he belonged to a 

people who are your enemies and is a believer then, the setting free of a 

believing slave. If he belonged to a people in which there is between you and 

them a treaty, then a ransom is to be handed to his family and the setting free of 

a believing slave. But, if he does not find (the means) let him fast two 

consecutive months in repentance to Allah. And Allah is the Knower, the Wise. 

The recompense for a Muslim who deliberately kills another Muslim [4.93] 

[4.93] The recompense for he who kills a believer deliberately is Gehenna (Hell), 

he is eternal there. Allah will be angry with him and will curse him and prepare for 

him a great punishment. 

Do not prejudge [4.94] 

[4.94] Believers, if you are journeying in the way of Allah, do not say to those who 

offer you peace, until it has been clarified, 'You are not believers,' seeking the 

enjoyment of the worldly life, with Allah there are many spoils. You were like that 

before, and Allah has been gracious to you. Therefore let it be clarified. Surely, 

Allah is Aware of what you do. 

Ranks in this life and the next [4.95-96] 

[4.95] Believers who stay behind, having no injury, are not equal to those who 

fight in the way of Allah with their wealth and their souls. Allah has preferred 

those who fight with their wealth and their souls a degree above those who stay 

behind (because of sickness). Yet to each, Allah has promised the most excellent 

(Paradise). And Allah has preferred those who fought over those who stayed 

behind with a great wage. 

[4.96] Ranks from Him, forgiveness and mercy. Allah is the Forgiver, the Most 

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Migrate from oppression [4.97-100] 

[4.97] And the angels who take those who wronged themselves will say, 'In what 

condition were you?' They will reply 'We were oppressed in the land.' They (the 

angels) will say, 'Was not the earth of Allah wide enough for you in order that you 

migrate in it?' Those, their shelter will be Gehenna (Hell), an evil arrival. 

[4.98] Except the men, women, and children, who, being abased have no means 

and they are unable to guide themselves to a way. 

[4. 99] Those, Allah may pardon them, He is the Pardoner, the Forgiver. 

[4.100] Whosoever emigrates in the way of Allah shall find in the land numerous 

refuges and abundance. Whosoever leaves his house an immigrant to Allah and 

His Messenger and then death overtakes him, his wage shall have fallen upon 

Allah. Allah is the Forgiver, the Most Merciful. 

How to pray during times of hostility [4.101-103] 

[4.101] And when you are journeying in the land, there is no fault in you that you 

shorten the prayer if you fear that those who disbelieve will afflict you. Indeed, 

the unbelievers are a clear enemy for you. 

[4.1 02] When you are with them, and establish the prayer, let a party of them 

stand with you, and let them take their weapons. After making their prostrations, 

let them be behind you, and let another party who have not prayed come and 

pray with you, taking their precautions and their weapons. Those who disbelieve 

wish that you should be inattentive of your weapons and your baggage, so that 

they might swoop upon you with one assault. But there is no fault in you if you 

are harmed by rain, or you are sick to lay aside your weapons, but take your 

precautions. Allah has prepared a humiliating punishment for the unbelievers. 

Check list for Muslims [4.103] 

Prayer to be offered during its appointed time [4.103] 

[4.103] When you have established the prayer, remember Allah standing, sitting, 

and on your sides. Then, when you are secure, establish the prayer, surely, 

prayer is timely written upon the believer. 

Hope in Allah [4.104] 

[4.1 04] And do not be weak in seeking out the people. If you are suffering, they 

are also suffering as you are suffering, but you are hoping from Allah that which 

they do not hope. Allah is the Knower, the Wise. 

Betrayal [4.105-109] 

[4.1 05] Surely, We have sent down to you the Book with the truth, so that you will 

rule between the people by that Allah has shown you. So do not be an advocate 

for traitors. 

[4.106] And ask the forgiveness of Allah, surely Allah is the Forgiver, the Most 

Merciful. 

[4.1 07] And do not argue on behalf of those who betray themselves, surely, Allah 

does not love the sinful traitor. 

[4.108] They seek to hide themselves from the people, but they do not hide 

themselves from Allah for He is with them when they hide the saying that does 

not please Him. Allah encompasses what they do. 



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[4.109] There you are, you have argued on their behalf in the worldly life, but 
who will argue with Allah on their behalf on the Day of Resurrection! Or who will 
be a guardian for them? 
The merciful forgiveness of Allah [4.110] 

[4.1 10] He who does evil or wrongs himself and then asks forgiveness of Allah 
will find that Allah is the Forgiver, the Most Merciful. 
[4.1 11] Whosoever earns a sin, he only earns it against himself. Allah is the 
Knower, the Wise. 

Blaming someone else for your sin [4.112] 

[4.1 12] Whosoever earns a fault or a sin and casts it upon the innocent, indeed, 
he bears the slander and a clear sin. 

Allah bears witness that He sent the Koran down to Prophet Muhammad 
[4.113] 

[4.1 13] But for the Favor of Allah to you (Prophet Muhammad) and His Mercy, a 
party of them intended to lead you astray, but they only lead themselves astray, 
and they did not harm you a thing. Allah has sent down to you the Book and the 
Wisdom and He has taught you what you did not know. The Bounty of Allah to 
you is ever great. 

Seeking the pleasure of Allah [4.114] 

[4.1 14] There is no good in much of their confiding, except for he who bids to 
charity, honor, or reforms between people. Whosoever does that for the sake of 
the pleasure of Allah, We shall give him a great wage. 
Those who oppose Prophet Muhammad [4.115] 

[4.1 1 5] But whosoever opposes the Messenger after guidance has been made 
clear to him and follows a path other than that of the believers, We shall let him 
follow what he has turned to and We shall roast him in Gehenna (Hell) an evil 
arrival. 

The sin Allah does not forgive [4.116] 

[4.1 1 6] Allah does not forgive (the sin of inventing an) association with Him, but 
He forgives other sins to whomsoever He will. Whosoever associates with Allah 
has gone astray in far error. 
The promise of satan [4.117-121] 

[4.1 17] Instead of Him they supplicate to none but females, and indeed they 
supplicate to none except the rebellious satan, 

[4.1 1 8] whom Allah has cursed and he (satan) said, 'Indeed, I will take to myself 
an appointed portion of Your worshipers, 

[4.1 19] and lead them astray. I shall fill them with fancies and order them to cut 
off the ears of cattle. I shall order them to alter the creation of Allah.' Indeed, 
whosoever chooses satan for a guide, instead of Allah, has surely suffered a 
clear loss. 

[4.120] he promises them and fills them with fancies, but what satan promises 
them is only a delusion. 

[4.121] Those, their shelter will be Gehenna (Hell), and from it they shall find no 
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Reward of the believing good doers [4.122] 

[4.122] But those who believe and do good works We shall admit them to 

Gardens underneath which rivers flow, and there they shall live for ever, the 

promise of Allah is true. And who is truer in speech than Allah! 

Repayment for evil [4.123] 

[4.123] It is not by your fancies, nor by the fancies of the People of the Book. 

Whosoever does evil shall be recompensed for it, and he will not find for himself, 

other than Allah, a guardian or helper. 

Reward of believing good doers [4.124-125] 

[4.1 24] But whosoever does good works of righteousness, whether they be a 

believing male or female, shall enter Paradise, and not be wronged a pit mark of 

a date stone. 

Creed of Abraham [4.125] 

[4.1 25] And who is better in religion than he who submits his face to Allah, being 

a good-doer, and follows the Creed of Abraham, pure in faith? Allah took 

Abraham for a close friend. 

Ownership of Allah [4.126] 

[4.126] To Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. Allah 

encompasses everything. 

Rights of women and children [4.127] 

[4.127] They will ask you for a verdict concerning women. Say, 'Allah decides for 

you concerning them, and what has been recited in the Book concerning 

orphaned women to whom you do not give what is written, and yet desire to 

marry them, and the abased children, and that you secure justice for orphans. 

Whatever good you do, Allah has knowledge it.' 

Martial problems and divorce [4.128] 

[4.128] If a woman fears hatred or aversion from her husband there is no fault in 

them if the couple set things right between them, for reconciliation is better. 

Avarice attends the souls, but if you do what is good and are cautious, surely, 

Allah is Aware of what you do. 

[4.129] You will not be able to be just between your women, even though you are 

eager. Do not be altogether partial so that you leave her as if she were 

suspended. If you reform and are cautious, Allah is the Forgiver, the Merciful. 

[4.130] But if they separate, Allah will enrich each of them out from His Vastness. 

He is the Embracer, the Wise. 

Allah is not in need of those who disbelieve [4.131-133] 

[4.131] To Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and earth. We have charged 

those who were given the Book before you and you to fear Allah. If you 

disbelieve, to Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. Allah is Rich, 

the Praised. 

[4.132] To Allah belongs all that is in heaven and earth. It is sufficient that Allah is 

a Guardian. 

[4.133] O people, if He will, He could make you extinct, and bring others. Surely, 

Allah is Powerful over that. 

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[4.134] Whosoever desires the reward of the world, with Allah is the reward of the 
world and of the Everlasting Life. Allah is the Hearer, the Seer. 
Checklist for Muslims and those who want to check Muslims [4.135] 
Muslims must be maintainers of justice and witnesses for Allah [4.135] 

[4.135] Believers, be maintainers of justice and witnesses for Allah, even though 

it is against yourselves, your parents, or your kinsmen, whether he is rich or poor, 

Allah has more rights over both of them. So do not follow desires, so that you are 

(not) just. If you twist or turn, Allah is Aware of what you do. 

Belief and disbelief [4.1 36-1 38] 

[4.136] Believers, believe in Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad), in the Book 

He has sent down to His Messenger, and in the Book He sent down before. 

Whosoever disbelieves in Allah, His angels, His Books, His Messengers, and the 

Last Day, has surely gone astray into far error. 

[4.137] Those who believe, and then disbelieve, and then believe, and then 

disbelieve, and increase in disbelief Allah is not to forgive them nor guide them 

on a way. 

[4.138] Give glad tidings to the hypocrites that for them there is a painful 

punishment. 

Abandoning the Might of Allah by seeking the might of the unbelievers 

[4.139] 

[4.139] Those who take unbelievers for guides instead of believers, are they 

seeking might with them? Surely, the Might altogether belongs to Allah. 

Do not sit with those who disbelieve or mock the verses of Allah [4.140] 

[4.140] He has sent down upon you in the Book, 'When you hear His verses 

being disbelieved or mocked, do not sit with them until they engage in other talk, 

or else you will surely be like them. Allah will surely gather the hypocrites and 

unbelievers altogether in Gehenna (Hell).' 

Hypocrisy and the unbelievers [4.141-143] 

[4.141] (As for) those who lay in wait for you. If a victory comes to you from Allah 

they say, 'Were we not with you?' But if the unbelievers get a portion, they say, 

'Were we not mightier than you, and did we not defend you from the believers?' 

Allah will judge between you on the Day of Resurrection. Allah will not grant the 

unbelievers any way over the believers. 

[4.142] The hypocrites seek to deceive Allah, but Allah is deceiving them. When 

they stand up to pray, they stand up lazily, showing off to the people and do not 

remember Allah, except a little, 

[4.143] wavering between (belief and disbelief), neither to these nor to those, and 

whom Allah leads astray, you will not find a way for him. 

Seek only the guidance of believing authorities [4.144] 

[4.144] Believers, do not take the unbelievers for guides instead of the believers, 

or do you desire to give Allah a clear authority over you? 

The hypocrites will be in the lowest place of the Fire [4.145] 

[4.145] The hypocrites will be in the lowest place of the Fire, you will not find a 

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Sincere repentance [4.146-147] 

[4.146] But those who repent and mend (their ways), who hold fast to Allah, and 

make their religion sincerely for Allah they are with the believers, and Allah will 

certainly give the believers a great wage. 

[4.147] What, would Allah do with punishing you if you thank and believe! Allah is 

the Thanker, the Knower. 

Unjust evil words [4.148] 

[4.148] Allah does not love the shouting of evil words, except by he who has 

been wronged. He is the Hearer, the Knower. 

Goodness and pardoning [4.149] 

[4.149] If you display good or hide it, or pardon an evil, surely, Allah is the 

Pardoner, the Powerful. 

Those who claim to follow some of the Messengers of Allah refuse to 

believe or accept others [4.150-151] 

[4.150] Those who disbelieve in Allah and His Messengers, and desire to divide 

between Allah and His Messengers (by believing in Him without them), and say, 

'We believe in some (Prophets Moses and Jesus), and disbelieve in some of 

them (such as Prophet Muhammad),' desiring to take between this (and that) a 

way (between belief and disbelief) 

[4.151] those in truth are the unbelievers, and We have prepared for the 

unbelievers a humiliating punishment. 

The reward of those who accept each and everyone of the Messengers of 

Allah [4.152] 

[4.152] And those who believe in Allah, and His Messengers and do not divide 

between any of them; to those, We shall surely give them their wages. Allah is 

the Forgiver, the Most Merciful. 

The contempt of unbelieving Children of Israel for Moses [4.153-155] 

[4.153] The People of the Book ask you to bring down upon them a Book from 

heaven. Of Moses they asked greater than that, they said to him, 'Show us Allah 

openly.' And a thunderbolt took them for their evil doing. Then they took to 

themselves the calf, after the clear proofs had come to them, yet We forgave that 

and We gave Moses clear authority. 

The Children of Israel break their covenant with Allah [4.154-155] 

[4.1 54] And We raised the Mount above them, and took covenant with them, and 

We said, 'Enter in at the gate, prostrating', and We said to them, 'Do not 

transgress the Sabbath', and We took from them a solemn covenant. 

The disbelief of the Children of Israel, their killing of some of their prophets 

and their slander of the Virgin Mary [4.155-156] 

[4.155] So, for their breaking of the covenant, and disbelieving the verses of 

Allah, and killing their Prophets without right and for saying, 'Our hearts are 

covered' no, but Allah has sealed them for their disbelief, so, except for a few, 

they do not believe. 

The virgin Mary, mother of Jesus is slandered by the Jews [4.156] 

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Prophet Jesus was not crucified [4.157-159] 

[4.157] and for their saying, 'We killed the Messiah, Jesus the son of Mary, the 

Messenger (and Prophet) of Allah.' They did not kill him, nor did they crucify him, 

but to them, he (the crucified) had been given the look (of Prophet Jesus). Those 

who differ concerning him (Prophet Jesus) are surely in doubt regarding him, 

they have no knowledge of him, except the following of supposition, and (it is) a 

certainty they did not kill him. 

[4.158] Rather, Allah raised him up to Him. Allah is Almighty, the Wise. 

[4.1 59] There is not one of the People of the Book but will surely believe in him 

(Prophet Jesus) before his death, and on the Day of Resurrection he will be a 

witness against them. 

The harm of the Jews [4.160-161] 

[4.1 60] And for the harm-doing of those of Jewry, We have forbidden them the 

good things that were permitted to them, and also for their barring many from the 

way of Allah. 

[4.161] And for their taking of usury, that they were prohibited, and consuming 

the wealth of people in falsehood, for the unbelievers among them We have 

prepared a painful punishment. 

The reward of those who believe [4.162] 

[4.1 62] But those of them that are firmly rooted in knowledge, and the believers 

believing in what has been sent down to you (Prophet Muhammad), and what 

was sent down before you, and those who establish the prayer and pay the 

obligatory charity, and those who believe in Allah and the Last Day to those, We 

surely give a great wage. 

Prophets and Messengers [4.163-165] 

[4.163] We have revealed to you as We revealed to Noah and to the Prophets 

after him, and We revealed to (Prophets) Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob and 

the tribes, Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron, and Solomon, and We gave to David the 

Psalms. 

Allah talked to Moses [4.164] 

[4.164] And Messengers of whom We have narrated to you before, and 

Messengers of whom We did not narrate to you. Certainly, Allah talked to Moses. 

Mission of the Messengers [4.165] 

[4.165] Messengers bearing glad tidings and warning, so that the people will 

have no argument against Allah, after the Messengers. Allah is the Almighty, the 

Wise. 

Allah bears witness that He sent the Koran to Prophet Muhammad [4.166] 

[4.1 66] But Allah bears witness for that which He has sent down to you. He has 

sent it down with His Knowledge, and the angels bear witness, it is sufficient that 

Allah is the Witness. 

Disbelievers [4.167-169] 

[4.167] Those who disbelieve and bar from the way of Allah have strayed into far 

error. 

[4.168] Surely, those who disbelieve and have done harm. Allah would not 

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[4.169] except the road to Gehenna, there they are eternal, and for Allah that is 

an easy matter. 

The order of Allah to all people [4.170] 

[4.170] O people, the Messenger (Prophet Muhammad) has come to you with the 

truth from your Lord, so believe, it is better for you. If you disbelieve, to Allah 

belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. And Allah is the Knower, the 

Wise. 

Jesus is the Messiah, the Prophet of Allah not His son [4.171-172] 

[4.171] People of the Book, do not exaggerate your religion. Do not say about 

Allah except the truth. Indeed, the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, is only a 

Messenger (and Prophet) of Allah, and His Word (Be) which He gave to Mary, 

and a (created) spirit by Him. So believe in Allah and His Messengers and do not 

say, 'Trinity.' Refrain, it is better for you. Allah is only One God. Exaltations to 

Him that He should have son! To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and in 

the earth, it is sufficient that Allah is the Guardian. 

Prophet Jesus, the Messiah is the worshiper of Allah [4.172] 

[4.172] The Messiah would not despise being a worshiper of Allah, nor would the 

angels who are near. Whosoever despises worshipping Him, and becomes 

proud, He will surely assemble them all to Him. 

Reward and punishment [4.173] 

[4.173] As for those who believe and did good deeds, He will pay them in full 

their wages, and He will increase them from His Bounty. As for those who 

despise and became proud, He will punish them with a painful punishment, and 

they will find neither a guide nor a helper for themselves, other than Allah. 

The proof of Allah [4.174-175] 

[4.174] O people, a proof has come to you from your Lord, and We have sent 

down to you a clear light. 

[4.175] Those who believe in Allah and hold fast to Him, He will surely admit 

them to a Mercy and Bounty from Him, and He will guide them to Him on a 

Straight Path. 

The distribution of Inheritance [4.176] 

[4.176] They will ask you for a verdict. Say, 'Allah rules for you concerning the 

indirect heir (al-kalalah which is), if a person dies, having no children, but he has 

a sister, she shall receive half of what he leaves, and he is her heir if she has no 

children. If there are two sisters, they shall receive two-thirds of what he leaves, if 

there are siblings, men and women, for a male like the share of two females. 

Allah clarifies to you, lest you go astray, Allah is Knowledgeable of everything.' 

5 The Table - Al Ma'ida 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

Fulfill your obligations [5.1-2] 

Hunting, forbidden and permitted meat [5.1-5] 

[5.1] Believers, fulfill your obligations. It is lawful for you (to eat the flesh of) the 
beast among cattle other than that which is recited to you, hunting is forbidden 
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[5.2] Believers, do not violate the rites of Allah, or the sacred month, or the 

offerings, or (those hung with) necklaces, nor those whose aim is to the Sacred 

House seeking from their Lord bounty and pleasure. Once your pilgrimage has 

ended, you are free to hunt. Do not allow your hatred for a nation who would bar 

you from the Holy Mosque to lead you to transgress. And cooperate in 

righteousness and warding off (evil), and do not cooperate in sinfulness and 

transgression. Have fear of Allah, for Allah is Stern in retribution. 

[5.3] You are forbidden (to consume) the dead, blood and the flesh of swine; also 

flesh dedicated to any other than Allah, the flesh of strangled (animals) and of 

those beaten, that which is killed by falling, gored to death, mangled by beasts of 

prey, unless you find it (still alive) and slaughter it; also of animals sacrificed on 

stones (to idols). (You are forbidden) to seek division by the arrows, that is 

debauchery. Those who disbelieve have this day despaired of your religion. Do 

not fear them, but fear Me. This day I have perfected your religion for you and 

completed My favor to you. I have approved Islam to be your religion. (As for) he 

who does not intend to commit a sin but is constrained by hunger to eat of what 

is forbidden, then surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. 

[5.4] They ask you what is lawful to them. Say, 'The good things are lawful to 

you, as well as that which you have taught the birds and beasts of prey to catch, 

teaching them of what Allah has taught you. Eat of what they catch for you, 

pronouncing upon it the Name of Allah. And fear Allah, Allah is Swift at 

reckoning.' 

Permissible food of the Jews and Christians (with the exception of 

supermarket meat because it the animals are not slaughtered in the Name 

of the Creator, pork and wine) [5.5] 

Spouses permitted to Muslims (Jews and Nazarenes) [5.5] 

[5.5] The good things have this day been made lawful to you. The food of those 

to whom the Book was given is lawful to you, and your food is lawful to them. 

Lawful to you (in marriage) are the free believing women and the free women 

from among those who were given the Book before you, provided that you give 

them their dowries in marriage, neither committing fornication nor taking them as 

mistresses. Whosoever denies the belief, his labors will be annulled. In the 

Everlasting Life he is of the losers. 

Purification before prayer [5.6] 

[5.6] Believers, when you rise to pray wash your faces and your hands as far as 

the elbow, and wipe your heads and (wash) your feet to the ankle. If you are in a 

state of impurity, cleanse yourselves. But if you are sick or traveling, or, if when 

you have just relieved yourselves or had intercourse with women and you cannot 

find water, touch the clean surface of the earth and rub your hands and faces 

with it. Allah does not wish to burden you, He seeks only to purify you and to 

complete His Favor to you in order that you may thank. 

Innermost thoughts [5.7] 

[5.7] Remember the favor of Allah upon you, and the covenant with which He 

bound you when you said, 'We hear and obey. Have fear of Allah. Allah is the 

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Obligation of believers to be just [5.8-9] 

[5.8] Believers, be dutiful to Allah and bearers of just witness. Do not allow your 

hatred for other people to turn you away from justice. Deal justly; it is nearer to 

piety. Have fear of Allah; Allah is Aware of what you do. 

[5.9] Allah has promised those who believe and do good works forgiveness and a 

great reward. 

Those who belie the verses of Allah [5.10] 

[5.10] As for those who disbelieve and belie Our verses, they shall become the 

companions of Hell. 

Believers put their trust in Allah [5.11] 

[5.1 1] Believers, remember the favor which Allah bestowed upon you when 

certain people were about to stretch their hands towards you, but He restrained 

them. Have fear of Allah. In Allah let the believers put their trust. 

The Children of Israel break their covenant [5.12-13] 

[5.12] Allah made a covenant with the Children of Israel and raised among them 

twelve chieftains. He said, 'I shall be with you and if you establish the prayers 

and pay the obligatory charity; if you believe in My Messengers and assist them 

and give Allah a generous loan, I shall forgive you your sins and admit you to 

Gardens underneath which rivers flow. Whosoever amongst you disbelieves after 

that, he indeed has strayed from the Straight Path.' 

[5.13] But because they broke their covenant, We cursed them and hardened 

their hearts. They changed the Words from their places and have forgotten a 

portion of what they were reminded. Except for a few, you will always find 

treachery from them, yet pardon them, and forgive; indeed Allah loves the good 

doers. 

The covenant with the Nazarenes [5.14] 

[5.14] With those who said they were Nazarenes, We made a Covenant, but they 

have forgotten much of what they were reminded. Therefore, We stirred among 

them enmity and hatred till the Day of Resurrection when Allah will inform them 

of all that they have done. 

The Jews, Nazarenes and Christians who knew the truth written in their 

Books but hid it [5.15-16] 

[5.15] People of the Book! Our Messenger (Muhammad) has come to clarify to 

you much of what you have hidden of the Book, and to forgive you much. A light 

has come to you from Allah and a Clear Book, 

[5.16] with which Allah guides those who seek His pleasure to the Paths of 

Peace. By His permission He takes them out from darkness to the light, and 

guides them to a Straight Path. 

Allah is not the Messiah [5.17] 

[5.17] Those who say that Allah is the Messiah, son of Mary are indeed those 

who disbelieved. Say, 'Who then could prevent any thing from Allah, if He willed 

to destroy the Messiah, son of Mary, together with his mother and all the people 

of the earth? For Allah is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth and all that 

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The claim of the Jews, Nazarenes and Christians [5.18] 

[5.18] The Jews and the Nazarenes say, 'We are the children of Allah and His 

loved ones.' Say, 'Why then does He punish you for your sins? Surely, you are 

mortals amongst what He created. He forgives whom He will, and punishes 

whom He will. For Allah is the Kingdom of the heavens and the earth, and all that 

is between them. All shall return to Him.' 

The mission of Prophet Muhammad [5.19] 

[5.19] People of the Book! After an interval during which there were no 

Messengers, Our Messenger (Muhammad) has come to clarify (your religion) to 

you, lest you should say, 'No bearer of glad tidings or a warner has come to us.' 

Indeed, there has come to you a bearer of glad tidings and a warner. Allah has 

power over all things. 

The favors of Allah to the Children of Israel [5.20-5.21] 

[5.20] (Remember) when Moses said to his people. 'Remember, my people, the 

favors which Allah has bestowed upon you. He has raised up Prophets among 

you, made you kings, and given you that which He has not given to any one of 

the worlds. 

The Children of Israel disobey Moses and Aaron and are condemned to 

wander in the desert for forty years [5.21-26] 

[5.21] Enter, my people, the Holy Land which Allah has written for you. Do not 

turn back in your footsteps, lest you shall turn to be losers.' 

[5.22] 'Moses,' they replied, 'therein is a nation of giants. We will not enter until 

they depart from it; if they depart from it only then shall we enter.' 

[5.23] Thereupon, two pious men whom Allah had favored said, 'Go in to them 

through the gate, and if you enter you shall surely be victorious. In Allah put your 

trust, if you are believers.' 

[5.24] They said, 'Moses, we will never go in so long as they are in it. Go, you 

and your Lord, to fight. We will stay here.' 

The supplication of Moses [5.25] 

[5.25] He said, 'Lord, I have none but myself and my brother. Set a barrier 

between us and the wicked people.' 

[5.26] He said, 'They shall be forbidden this land for forty years, during which 

time they shall wander (homeless) on the earth. Do not grieve for these wicked 

people.' 

The sons of Adam and the first act of murder [5.27-31] 

[5.27] Recite to them in all truth the news of Adam's two sons; how they each 

made an offering, and how the offering of the one was accepted while that of the 

other was not. He said, 'I will surely kill you.' (The other) said, 'Allah accepts only 

from the righteous. 

[5.28] If you stretch your hand to kill me, I shall not stretch mine to kill you; for I 

fear Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. 

[5.29] I would rather you bear my sin and your sin and become among the 

inhabitants of Hell. Such is the recompense of the harm doers.' 

[5.30] His soul made it seem fair to him to slay his brother; he killed him and 

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[5.31] Then Allah sent down a crow, which dug the earth to show him how to bury 

the naked corpse of his brother. 'Alas!' he said, 'am I unable to be like this crow 

and so I bury my brother's naked corpse.' And he became among those who 

regret. 

The unlawful killing a believer is considered the same as killing all mankind 

[5.32] 

[5.32] That was why We wrote for the Children of Israel that who ever killed a 

soul, except for a soul slain, or for sedition in the earth, it should be considered 

as though he had killed all mankind; and that who ever saved it should be 

regarded as though he had saved all mankind. Our Messengers brought them 

proofs; then many of them thereafter commit excesses in the earth. 

Repentance [5.33-5.34] 

[5.33] The recompense of those who make war against Allah and His Messenger 

and spread corruption in the land is that they are to be killed or crucified, or have 

their hand and a foot cut off on opposite sides, or be expelled from the land. For 

them is shame in this world and a great punishment in the Everlasting Life; 

[5.34] except those who repent before you have power over them. For you must 

know that Allah is Forgiving, the Most Merciful. 

[5.35] Believers, have fear of Allah and seek the means by which you come to 

Him. Struggle in His Way in order that you are prosperous. 

No ransom will be accepted on the Day of Resurrection [5.36-37] 

[5.36] As for those who disbelieve, if they possessed all that the earth contains 

and as much besides to ransom themselves from the punishment of the Day of 

Resurrection, it shall not be accepted from them. Theirs shall be a painful 

punishment. 

[5.37] They will wish to get out of the Fire, but they shall not, theirs shall be a 

lasting punishment. 

Punishment as a deterrent [5.38-39] 

[5.38] As for the man or woman who is guilty of theft, recompense them by 

cutting off their hands for their crimes. That is the punishment from Allah. Allah is 

Mighty, Wise. 

[5.39] But whoever repents and mends his ways after committing evil shall be 

pardoned by Allah. Allah is Forgiving, Most Merciful. 

Ownership of Allah [5.40] 

[5.40] Do you not know that to Allah belongs the Kingdom of the heavens and the 

earth? He punishes whom He will and forgives whom He will. Allah has power 

over all things. 

Hypocrites and the Jews who tamper with the Words of Allah [5.41-43] 

[5.41] O Messenger, do not grieve for those who race into disbelief; those who 

say with their mouth, 'We believe,' yet their hearts did not believe, and the Jews 

who listen to lies and listen to other nations who have not come to you. They 

pervert the words in their places and say, 'If you are given this, accept it; if not, 

then beware!' Whomsoever Allah wishes to try, you will not own anything with 

Allah concerning him. For those whose hearts Allah does not will to purify shall 

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[5.42] They are listeners to lies and devourers of the unlawful. If they come to 

you, judge between them or turn away from them. If you avoid them they cannot 

harm you in anything; but if you judge, judge between them with fairness. Allah 

loves the just. 

[5.43] But how will they come to you for judgment when they already have the 

Torah in which is the judgement of Allah? Then they turn away after that; those 

are not believers. 

Torah teaches a life for a life, an eye for an eye etc. [5.44-45] 

[5.44] We have sent down the Torah in which there is guidance and light by 

which the submissive prophets judged the Jews, as did the rabbis and those of 

their Lord, guarding what they were required to of the Book of Allah, and for 

which they were witness. Do not fear people, but fear Me. And, do not take a 

small price for My verses. Those who do not judge with what Allah has sent down 

are the unbelievers. 

[5.45] We have written for them a life for a life, an eye for an eye, a nose for a 

nose, an ear for an ear, a tooth for a tooth, and for wounds equal retaliation, but 

whosoever forgoes it as a freewill offering, it will be an expiation for him. 

Whoever does not judge according to what Allah has sent down are the harm 

doers. 

Prophet Jesus was given his own Holy Book, the Gospel, however, it is 

remarkable that his Gospel does not appear in the book of the Christians 

that concentrate on the preaching of Paul [5.46-47] 

[5.46] And We sent, following in their footsteps (Prophet) Jesus, the son of Mary, 

confirming that which was before him in the Torah, and gave him the Gospel, in 

which there is guidance and light, confirming that which was before him in the 

Torah, a guide and an admonition to the cautious. 

[5.47] Therefore, let the people of Gospel judge in accordance with that which 

Allah has sent in it. Those who do not judge according to that which Allah has 

sent down are the evildoers. 

Allah protects the Arabic Koran from those who try to tamper with it [5.48] 

[5.48] And to you We have revealed the Book with the truth confirming the Book 

that was revealed before it, and a guardian over it. Therefore, give judgment 

among them in accordance to what Allah has sent down and do not yield to their 

fancies from the truth that has come to you. We have ordained a law and a Path 

for each of you. Had Allah willed, He could have made you one nation but that 

He might try you by that which He has bestowed upon you. Race with one 

another in good works, to Allah you shall all return and He will declare to you 

what you were at variance. 

Judgment is to be determined by Koran and the sayings of Prophet 

Muhammad [5.49-50] 

[5.49] And judge among them in accordance to that which Allah has sent down 

and do not be led by their desires. Take heed lest they should turn you away 

from a part of that which Allah has sent to you. If they reject your judgment, know 

that Allah wants to scourge them for some of their sins. Many of the people are 

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[5.50] Is it pagan laws that they wish to be judged by? Who is a better judge than 

Allah for a nation whose belief is firm? 

Seek only the guidance of the believing authorities [5.51-53] 

[5.51] Believers, take neither Jews nor Nazarenes for your guides. They are 

guides of one another. Whosoever of you takes them for a guide shall become 

one of their number. Allah does not guide the wrongdoers. 

[5.52] You see those in whose hearts is sickness racing with one another to 

come to them. They say, 'We fear lest a change of fortune should befall us.' May 

Allah bring victory or make known His ordinance, then, they shall regret what 

they had hidden in themselves. 

[5.53] Then the believers will say, 'Are those (the ones) who solemnly swore by 

Allah that they would stand by you?' Their works will be annulled and they shall 

be the losers. 

Apostates [5.54] 

[5.54] Believers, whosoever of you turns from his religion, Allah will bring a nation 

whom He loves and they love Him, humble towards the believers and stern 

towards the unbelievers, striving for the Path of Allah and fearless of anyone's 

blame. Such is the Bounty of Allah; He bestows it on whom He will. He is the 

Embracer, the Knower. 

Your only guides are Allah and His Messenger [5.55-57] 

[5.55] Your guide is only Allah, His Messenger, and the believers; those who 

establish the prayer, pay their obligatory charity, and bow down (in worship). 

[5.56] Whosoever takes Allah for a guide, His Messenger, and the believers the 

party of Allah is the victor. 

[5.57] Believers, do not take as guides those who were given the Book before 

you who have made of your religion a jest and a pastime, nor the unbelievers. 

Have fear of Allah, if you are believers. 

Those who mock the times of prayer [5.58-59] 

[5.58] When you call to prayer, they treat it as a jest and a pastime. That is 

because they are a people who have no understanding. 

[5.59] Say, 'People of the Book, do you blame us for any reason other than that 

we believe in Allah and in what has been sent down to us, and what was sent 

down before us, and that most of you are evildoers?' 

Hypocrites and unbelievers [5.60-63] 

[5.60] Say, 'Shall I tell you who will receive a worse recompense from Allah than 

that? Those whom Allah has cursed and with whom He is angry, and made some 

of them apes and swine, and those who worship the devil. The place of these is 

worse, and they have strayed further from the Right Path.' 

[5.61] When they came to you they said, 'We are believers.' Indeed, they have 

entered with disbelief, and so they have departed with it; Allah knows best what 

they conceal. 

[5.62] You see many of them race with one another in sin and transgression and 

devour the unlawful. Evil is what they do. 

[5.63] Do those of the Lord and the rabbis not forbid them to speak sinfully and to 

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Blasphemy [5.64] 

[5.64] The Jews say, The Hand of Allah is chained.' Their own hands are 

chained! And they are cursed for what they said! Rather, His Hands are both 

outstretched, He spends as He will. That which Allah has sent down to you will 

surely increase the tyranny and disbelief of many of them. We have stirred 

among them enmity and hatred up until the Day of Resurrection. Whenever they 

kindle the fire of war, Allah extinguishes it. They spread corruption in the land, 

and Allah does not love those who corrupt. 

The Torah and the Gospel [5.65-66] 

[5.65] If the People of the Book had believed and kept from evil, We would 

pardon them their sins and admit them to the Gardens of Delight. 

[5.66] If they had established the Torah and the Gospel and what was sent down 

to them from their Lord they would be eating from above them and from beneath 

their feet. Some of them are a righteous nation; but many of them evil is what 

they do. 

Prophet Muhammad is given the order to preach [5.67-68] 

[5.67] O Messenger, deliver what is sent down to you from your Lord; if you do 

not, you will not have conveyed His Message. Allah protects you from the people. 

Allah does not guide the nation, the unbelievers. 

[5.68] Say, 'People of the Book, you are not upon anything until you establish the 

Torah and the Gospel and that which is sent down to you from your Lord.' And 

that which is sent down to you (Prophet Muhammad) from your Lord will surely 

increase the tyranny and disbelief of many of them. But do not grieve for the 

unbelieving nation. 

Acceptance of all the prophets [5.69] 

[5.69] Those who believe, Jews, Sabaeans, and Nazarenes whoever believes in 

Allah and the Last Day and does good shall neither fear, nor shall they sorrow 

(as long as they do not reject any of the prophets). 

The Children of Israel break the covenant belying and killing their prophets 

[5.70-71] 

[5.70] We took a covenant with the Children of Israel and sent forth Messengers 

to them. But whenever a Messenger came to them with that which did not suit 

their fancies they belied some and killed others. 

[5.71] They thought there would be no trial; so they were blind and deaf. Then 

Allah turned towards them; then again many of them were blind and deaf. And 

Allah is the Seer of what they do. 

Prophet Jesus orders his followers to worship Allah alone [5.72-74] 

[5.72] The unbelievers are those who say, 'Allah is the Messiah, the son of Mary.' 

But the Messiah said, 'Children of Israel, worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord. 

He who associates anything with Allah, Allah has indeed forbidden Paradise to 

him, and his abode shall be in the Fire'. The harm doers shall have no helpers. 

Trinity [5.73-74] 

[5.73] Indeed those who say, 'Allah is the third of the Trinity' became unbelievers. 

There is but One God. If they do not desist in what they say, a painful 

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[5.74] Will they not turn to Allah in repentance and ask His forgiveness? He is 

Forgiving, Merciful. 

Jesus, the Messiah and his mother [5.75-77] 

[5.75] The Messiah, the son of Mary, was not except a Messenger, other 

Messengers had gone before him. His mother was in the state of sincerity, they 

both ate food. See how We make plain to them Our signs. Then, see how 

perverted they are. 

[5.76] Say, 'Will you worship instead of Allah that which owns neither harm, nor 

benefit for you? Allah is the Hearer, Knower.' 

[5.77] Say, 'People of the Book! Do not exaggerate your religion, other than the 

truth, and do not follow the desires of a people who went astray before, and led 

many astray, and, (once again) have gone astray from the Straight Path.' 

The unbelievers amongst the Children of Israel are cursed by Prophets 

David and Jesus [5.78-81] 

[5.78] Those who disbelieved of the Children of Israel were cursed by the tongue 

of (Prophets) David and Jesus, the son of Mary, because they disobeyed and 

transgressed. 

[5.79] They did not forbid one another from the wrongdoing they were 

committing. Evil is what they were doing. 

[5.80] You see many of them taking the unbelievers as guides. Evil is that to 

which their souls forwarded them, that Allah is angered against them, and in the 

punishment they shall live for ever. 

[5.81] Had they believed in Allah and the Prophet (Muhammad) and that which is 

sent down to him, they would not have taken them as guides. But many of them 

are evildoers. 

The Nazarenes are the nearest in affection to Muslims [5.82-85] 

[5.82] You will find that the most people in enmity to the believers are the Jews 

and idolaters, and that the nearest in affection to the believers are those who 

say, 'We are Nazarenes.' That is because amongst them there are priests and 

monks; and because they are not proud. 

[5.83] When they listen to that which was sent down to the Messenger, you will 

see their eyes fill with tears as they recognize its truth. They say, 'Lord, we 

believe. Write us among the witnesses. 

[5.84] Why should we not believe in Allah and in the truth that has come down to 

us? Why should we not hope for admission among the righteous?' 

[5.85] For their words Allah has rewarded them with Gardens underneath which 

rivers flow, where they shall live for ever. Such is the recompense of the 

righteous. 

[5.86] But those who disbelieve and belie Our verses shall be the companions of 

Hell. 

[5.87] Believers, do not forbid the good things that Allah has made lawful to you. 

Do not transgress; Allah does not love the transgressors. 

[5.88] Eat of the lawful and good things with which Allah has provided you. Have 

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Oath taking [5.89] 

[5.89] Allah will not take you to account for a slip in your oaths. But He will take 

you to account for the oaths which you solemnly swear. Its expiation is the 

feeding of ten needy (people) with such food as you normally offer to your own 

people; or the clothing of them; or the freeing of a slave. He who does not have 

must fast three days. That is the expiation of your oaths when you have sworn; 

but keep your oaths. Allah makes plain to you His verses, in order that you are 

thankful. 

Wine and gambling [5.90-91] 

[5.90] Believers, wine and gambling, idols and divining arrows are abominations 

from the work of satan. Avoid them, in order that you prosper. 

[5.91] satan seeks to stir up enmity and hatred among you by means of wine and 

gambling, and to bar you from the remembrance of Allah and from praying. Will 

you not abstain from them? 

The mission of Prophet Muhammad [5.92] 

[5.92] Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger. Beware; if you give no heed, know 

that Our Messenger's duty is only to give the clear delivery. 

Good deeds [5.93] 

[5.93] No blame shall be attached to those who believe and did good works in 

regard to any food they have eaten, so long as they ward off (the forbidden) and 

believe, and do good deeds, then they fear and believe, and again, so long as 

they fear and do fine deeds. Allah loves the generous. 

Allah tests [5.94] 

[5.94] Believers, Allah will test you by means of some hunting which you can 

catch with your hands and with your spears, in order that Allah knows those who 

fear Him in private. For he who transgresses thereafter shall be a painful 

punishment. 

Pilgrimage and hunting [5.95-96] 

[5.95] O believers, do not kill the hunted while you are in pilgrim sanctity. 

Whosoever of you kills it willfully there shall be a recompense, the like of what he 

has slain from cattle as shall be judged by two just men among you, an offering 

to reach the Ka'bah; or expiation food for needy persons or the equivalent of that 

in fasting, so that he may taste the weight of the recompense of his action. Allah 

has pardoned what is past; but whoever offends again, Allah will take vengeance 

on him. Allah is the Almighty, Owner of Vengeance. 

[5.96] Made lawful to you is the fished of the sea and its food, an enjoyment for 

you and for travelers. But you are forbidden the hunted of the land whilst you are 

on pilgrimage. Have fear of Allah, before whom you shall all be assembled. 

Pilgrimage [5.97-98] 

[5.97] Allah has made the Ka'bah the Sacred House, as an establishment for 

people; and the Sacred Month, and the offering, and the necklaces, in order that 

you know that Allah has knowledge of all that is in the heavens and the earth; 

and that Allah has knowledge of all things. 

[5.98] Know that Allah is Stern in retribution, and that Allah is the Forgiver and 

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The mission of Prophet Muhammad [5.99] 

[5.99] The duty of the Messenger is only the delivery (of the Message). Allah 
knows what you reveal and what you hide. 
Evil and good [5.100] 

[5.100] Say, 'The evil and the good are not alike, even if the abundance of evil 
pleases you. Have fear of Allah, you who are possessed of minds, in order that 
you prosper.' 
[5.101-102] 

[5.1 01 ] Believers, do not ask about things that if they appeared to you, would 
only upset you; but if you ask about them when the Koran is being sent down, 
they shall be made plain to you. Allah will pardon it; Allah is Forgiving, Clement. 
[5.102] A nation asked about them before you, and with it they became 
unbelievers. 

[5.103] Allah has not made cattle, a slit eared she-camel, nor a freely grazing 
she-camel, nor a she-camel that bore twins, nor an uncastrated camel (dedicated 
to idols), but those who disbelieve invent lies against Allah. Most of them do not 
understand. 

The futility of following baseless traditions rather than the message and 
warning sent by Allah via His prophets [5.104] 

[5.1 04] When it is said to them, 'Come to that which Allah has sent down, and to 
the Messenger,' they reply, 'Sufficient for us is what we have found our fathers 
upon,' even though their fathers knew nothing and were not guided. 
Do not neglect your soul [5.105] 

[5.105] Believers, look after your own souls, he who goes astray cannot harm 
you if you are guided. You shall all return to Allah, and He will inform you of what 
you have done. 
Writing a will [5.106-108] 

[5.106] Believers, if you are traveling in the land and the affliction of death befalls 
you, at the bequeathing testimony shall be two just men from among you, or two 
others from other than you. You shall detain both after the prayer, and they shall 
swear by Allah if you are doubtful, 'We will not sell it for a price, even though it 
were a near kinsmen, nor will we hide the testimony of Allah, because then we 
would surely be among the sinful.' 

[5.107] But if it is discovered that both of them have been subject to sinning, then 
two others shall stand in their place, these being the nearest of those most 
concerned, and they shall swear by Allah, 'Our testimony is truer than their 
testimony, and we have not transgressed, because then we would surely be 
among the harm doers.' 

[5.1 08] So it is likelier that they will bear testimony in proper form, or else they will 
be afraid that oaths may be rejected after their oaths. Fear Allah, and listen; Allah 
does not guide the people of the evildoers. 
Questioning of the Messengers of Allah [5.109] 

[5.1 09] On a Day, Allah will gather all the Messengers and ask them, 'How were 
you answered?' They will reply, 'We have no knowledge, You are the Knower of 
the unseen.' 
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[5.1 10] When Allah said, '(Prophet) Jesus, son of Mary, remember the favor upon 

you and on your mother; how I strengthened you with the Holy Spirit (Gabriel), to 

speak to people in your cradle and of age (when he descends and dies); how I 

taught you the Book and Wisdom, the Torah and the Gospel; and how, by My 

permission, you fashioned from clay the likeness of a bird, and breathed into it so 

that, by My permission, it became a living bird. How, by My permission, you 

healed the blind man and the leper, and by My permission you brought the dead 

forth; and how I protected you from the Children of Israel when you brought them 

clear signs; whereupon the unbelievers among them said, "This is nothing but 

plain magic."' 

Disciples of Prophet Jesus bear witness to the Oneness of Allah [5.111] 

[5.1 11] When I revealed to the disciples to believe in Me and in My Messenger 

they replied, "We believe, bear witness that we submit." 

Prophet Jesus and the sign of the miraculous feast [5.112-115] 

[5.1 12] When the disciples said, 'O (Prophet) Jesus, son of Mary, can your Lord 

send down to us a table from heaven?' He replied, 'Have fear of Allah, if you are 

believers.' 

[5.1 13] 'We wish to eat of it,' they said, 'so that we can satisfy our hearts and 

know that what you said to us is true, and that we become witnesses to it.' 

[5.1 14] 'Allah, our Lord,' said (Prophet) Jesus, the son of Mary, 'send down upon 

us a table out of heaven, that shall be a festival for us the first and the last of us 

and a sign from You. And provide for us; You are the Best of providers. ' 

[5.1 1 5] Allah replied, 'I am sending it to you. But whoever of you disbelieves 

thereafter I shall punish him with a punishment that I do not punish anyone from 

the worlds.' 

The question Allah asked Jesus and his reply [5.116-119] 

[5.1 16] And when Allah said, '(Prophet) Jesus, son of Mary, did you ever say to 

the people, "Take me and my mother for two gods, other than Allah?" 'Exaltations 

to You,' he said, 'how could I say that to which I have no right? If I had said that, 

You would have surely known. You know what is in my self, but I do not know 

what is in Yours. Indeed, You are the Knowledgeable of the unseen. 

[5.1 1 7] I spoke to them of nothing except that which You ordered me, that you 

worship Allah, my Lord and our Lord. I witnessed them whilst living in their midst 

and ever since You took me to You, You have been the Watcher over them. You 

are the Witness of everything. 

[5.1 1 8] If You punish them (for their disbelief), they surely are Your subjects; and 

if You forgive them, surely You are the Almighty, the Wise.' 

[5.1 19] Allah will say, 'This is the Day the truthful shall benefit by their 

truthfulness. They shall live for ever in Gardens underneath which rivers flow. 

Allah is pleased with them, and they are pleased with Him. That is the great 

winning.' 

Ownership of Allah [5.120] 

[5.120] To Allah belongs the Kingdom of the heavens and the earth and what is 

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6 The Cattle - AI-'An'am 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 
The creation of Allah [6.1-2] 

[6.1] Praise is due to Allah, who has created the heavens and the earth and 

made darkness and light. Yet the unbelievers make (others) equal with their 

Lord. 

The creation of mankind [6.2] 

[6.2] It is He who has created you from clay. He has decreed a term for you and 

another one set with Him. Yet you are still in doubt. 

The knowledge of Allah [6.3] 

[6.3] He is Allah in the heavens and earth. He has knowledge of all that you hide 

and all that you reveal. He knows what you earn. 

Rejection of the truth [6.4-7] 

[6.4] Yet every time a sign comes to them from the signs of their Lord, they turn 

away from it. 

[6.5] They belied the truth when it came to them, but there shall come to them 

news of that they were mocking. 

[6.6] Have they not seen how many generations We have destroyed before them 

whom We had established in the land in a way We never established you, 

sending down for them abundant water from the sky and made the rivers to flow 

underneath them? Yet because they sinned, We destroyed them and raised up 

other generations after them. 

Those who mock and belie Prophet Muhammad [6.7-11] 

[6.7] Had We sent down to you a Book on parchment and they touched it with 

their own hands, those who disbelieved would say, 'This is nothing but plain 

magic' 

[6.8] They ask, 'Why has no angel been sent down to him?' If We had sent down 

an angel, their fate would have been determined and they would never have 

been respited. 

[6.9] If We had made him an angel, We would have given him the resemblance 

of a man, and would have as such confused them with that in which they are 

already confused. 

[6.10] Other Messengers have been mocked before you. But those who scoffed 

at them were encompassed by that they had mocked.' 

[6.1 1] Say, 'Travel the land and see what was the fate of those who belied.' 

The ownership of Allah [6.12-13] 

[6.1 2] Say, 'To whom belongs that which is in the heavens and the earth?' Say, 

'To Allah. He has written for Himself mercy, and will gather you on the Day of 

Resurrection in which there is no doubt. Those who have lost their souls, they do 

not believe.' 

[6.13] His is whatever is at rest in the night and in the day. He is the Hearing, the 

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The Originator of the heavens and earth [6.14] 

[6.14] Say, 'Should I take any but Allah for a guardian? He is the Originator of the 

heavens and the earth. He feeds and is not fed.' Say, 'I was commanded to be 

the first to submit to Him.' Do not be one of the idolaters. 

Fear the punishment [6.15] 

[6.15] Say, 'Indeed I fear, if I should disobey my Lord, the punishment of a great 

Day.' 

Mercy of Allah [6.16] 

[6.16] From whomsoever it is averted on that Day, He will have mercy on him; 

that is a clear triumph. 

Power of Allah [6.17-18] 

[6.17] If Allah visits you with affliction, none can remove it except He; and if He 

touches you with good, indeed, He has power over all things. 

[6.1 8] He is the Conqueror over His worshipers. He is the Wise, the Aware. 

Greatest testimony [6.19] 

[6.1 9] Say, 'What thing is greatest in testimony?' Say, 'Allah is a witness between 

me and you. This Koran has been revealed to me in order that I can warn you 

and all whom it reaches. Do you indeed testify that there are gods other than 

Allah?' Say, 'I do not testify!' Say, 'He is only One God, and I am quit of that 

which you associate.' 

The Jews and Nazarenes recognized Prophet Muhammad by his 

description in the Torah and Gospel but most chose to reject him [6.20- 

6.21] 

[6.20] Those to whom We have given the Book know him (Prophet Muhammad) 

as they know their own children. But those who have lost their own souls do not 

believe. 

Lies about Allah [6.21-33] 

[6.21] Who is more wicked than he who invents a lie about Allah or belies His 

verses? The harm doers shall never prosper. 

[6.22] On the Day when We gather them all together We shall say to the 

idolaters, 'Where are your partners now, those whom you claimed?' 

[6.23] Then it was not their trial, but they will say, 'By Allah, our Lord we have 

never been idolaters.' 

[6.24] Look how they lie against themselves, and how that which they were 

forging has gone astray from them! 

[6.25] Some of them listen to you. But We have cast veils over their hearts lest 

they understand it and in their ears heaviness; and if they see every sign they do 

not believe in it. When they come to you they argue, the unbelievers say, 'This is 

nothing but the tales of the ancient ones.' 

[6.26] They forbid from it (the Koran) and keep away from it. They destroy none 

except themselves, though they do not sense it. 

Punishment for those who belie the verses of Allah [6.27-28] 

[6.27] If you could see them when they are set before the Fire! They will say, 

'Would that we could return! Then we would not belie the verses of our Lord and 

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[6.28] Indeed, that which they concealed will appear to them. But if they were 

sent back, they would return to that which they have been forbidden. They are 

indeed liars. 

Disbelief in the Everlasting Life [6.29-32] 

[6.29] They say, 'There is only but our present life; we shall not be resurrected.' 

[6.30] If you could see them when they are made to stand before their Lord! He 

will say, 'Is this not the truth?' 'Yes, by our Lord' they will reply, and He will say, 

'Taste then the punishment, for that which you disbelieved!' 

[6.31] They are lost indeed, those who belied the meeting with Allah. When the 

Hour overtakes them suddenly, they will say, 'Alas, for us, that we neglected it!' 

On their backs they shall be bearing their sinful loads; how evil is what they sin! 

[6.32] The life of this world is but playing and an amusement. Surely, the 

Everlasting home is better for the cautious. Will you not understand? 

Unbelievers deny the verses of Allah [6.33] 

[6.33] We know what they say saddens you. It is not you that they belie; but the 

harm doers deny the verses of Allah. 

None can change the Words of the Koran [6.34] 

[6.34] Messengers indeed were belied before you, yet they became patient with 

that which they were belied, and were hurt until Our help came to them. There is 

none to alter the Words of Allah; and there has already come to you some news 

of the Messengers. 

Do not be among the ignorant [6.35-36] 

[6.35] If their turning away is hard upon you, seek if you can, a tunnel in the 

ground or a ladder to the sky by which you can bring them a sign. Had Allah 

willed, He would gather them to guidance. Do not then be among the ignorant. 

[6.36] Those who listen will surely answer. As for the dead, Allah will revive them. 

To Him they shall return. 

The ridicule of the unbelievers [6.37] 

[6.37] They ask, 'Why has no sign been sent down to him from his Lord?' Say, 

'Allah is Able to send down a sign.' But most of them do not know. 

Each species is a nation [6.38] 

[6.38] There is no crawling creature on the earth, nor a bird that flies with its two 

wings, but they are nations like you. We have neglected nothing in the Book. 

They shall all be gathered before their Lord. 

Condition of those who belie the Koran [6.39] 

[6.39] Those who belie Our verses are deaf and dumb, in darkness. Allah leaves 

in error whom He will, and guides to the Straight Path whom He pleases. 

When hearts become hardened [6.40-45] 

[6.40] Say, 'Do you see yourselves when the punishment of Allah smites you or 

the Hour overtakes you, will you call on any except Allah, if you are truthful?' 

[6.41] No, on Him alone you will call, and He will remove that for which you call 

upon Him, if He will. Then you will forget what you associate (with Him). 

[6.42] Before you We sent forth to other nations, and then seized them with 

misery and hardship so that they might humble themselves. 

[6.43] If only they humbled themselves when Our scourge overtook them! But 

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[6.44] And when they had forgotten that with which they have been admonished, 

We opened the gates of everything to them, until just as they were rejoicing in 

what they were given, We suddenly seized them and they were in utter despair. 

[6.45] As such the harm doers were annihilated. Praise be to Allah, Lord of the 

Worlds! 

The challenge to those who reject their Creator [6.46-47] 

[6.46] Say, 'What would you see if Allah took away your hearing and your sight, 

and set a seal upon your hearts, who is a god, other than Allah, to bring it back to 

you?' Look how We make plain to them Our verses, and yet they turn away. 

[6.47] Say, 'What do you see yourselves then, if the punishment of Allah overtook 

you suddenly or openly, would any perish but the harm-doing nation?' 

The mercy of Allah [6.48] 

[6.48] We send forth Our Messengers only to give glad tidings to mankind and to 

warn them. Those who believe and mend their ways shall have nothing to fear or 

to be saddened. 

The punishment of those who belie the Koran [6.49] 

[6.49] But those who belie Our verses, punishment shall touch them for their 

misdeeds. 

Prophet Muhammad and the Revelation [6.50-51] 

[6.50] Say, 'I do not tell you that I have the treasuries of Allah or know the 

unseen, nor do I claim to be an angel. I follow only that which is revealed to me.' 

Say, 'Are the blind and the seeing alike? Will you not think?' 

[6.51] And warn with it those who fear to be brought before their Lord that they 

have no guardian or intercessor, other than Allah, in order that they are cautious. 

Worshipers of Allah [6.52-54] 

[6.52] Do not drive away those who call on their Lord morning and evening, 

seeking only His Face. Nothing of their account falls upon you, and nothing of 

your account falls upon them, that you should drive them away and so become 

one of the harm doers. 

[6.53] As such We have made some of them a means for testing others, so that 

they should say, 'Are those whom Allah favors amongst us?' But does not Allah 

best know the thankful? 

The mercy of Allah [6.54-55] 

[6.54] When those who believe in Our verses come to you, say, 'Peace be upon 

you. Your Lord has decreed Mercy on Himself, if any one of you commits evil 

through ignorance, and then repents, and mends his ways, then He is Forgiving, 

the Most Merciful.' 

[6.55] As such We make plain Our verses, so that the path of the wicked will be 

clear. 

The worship of other than Allah is forbidden [6.56-58] 

[6.56] Say, 'I am forbidden to worship whom you call upon instead of Allah.' Say, 

'I will not yield to your wishes, for then I should have strayed and should not be of 

those guided.' 

[6.57] Say, 'I am upon a clear proof from my Lord, yet you belie Him. I do not 

have that which you seek to hasten; judgement is for Allah alone. He narrates the 

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The knowledge of Allah [6.58-59] 

[6.58] Say, 'If what you seek to hasten were with me, the matter between you and 

me would be decided, and Allah knows very well the harm doers.' 

[6.59] With Him are the keys of the unseen, none knows them but He. He knows 

that which is in the land and sea. No leaf falls except He knows it, and there is no 

grain in the darkness of the earth, fresh or withered, but is recorded in a clear 

Book. 

Sleep, guardian angels and death [6.60-62] 

[6.60] It is He who makes you to die by night, knowing what you have gained by 

day, and then resurrects you so that an ordained term is realized. To Him you 

shall return, and He will tell you of what you have been doing. 

[6.61] He is the Conqueror over His worshipers. He sends forth guardians who 

watch over you until death comes to one of you, when Our messengers take him, 

and they are not neglectful. 

[6.62] Then, they are returned to Allah their Guardian, the True. Surely, the 

judgement is for Him, He is the Swiftest of reckoners.' 

The mercy of Allah to the unbelievers during times of catastrophe and their 

ingratitude [6.63-65] 

[6.63] Say, 'Who saves you from the darkness of the land and sea, when you call 

out to Him humbly and in secret (saying), "If You save us from this, we will be 

among the thankful." 

[6.64] Say, 'Allah saves you from them, and from all afflictions. Then, you 

associate (with Him).' 

[6.65] Say, 'He is Able to send forth upon you punishment from above you or 

beneath your feet, or to divide you into discordant factions, and to make some of 

you taste the affliction of the other.' Look how We make plain Our verses, in 

order that they understand. 

[6.66] Your nation has belied it (the Koran), although it is the truth. Say, 'I am not 

a guardian over you. 

[6.67] Every news has its appointed time; you will surely know.' 

Do not sit with those who disbelieve or mock the verses of Allah [6.68-69] 

[6.68] When you see those who plunge (scoffing) into Our verses, withdraw from 

them till they plunge into some other talk. If satan causes you to forget, leave the 

wrongdoing people as soon as you remember. 

[6.69] Those who are cautious are not accountable for them in anything, but it is 

a reminder in order that they be cautious. 

Those who take religion as an amusement [6.70] 

[6.70] Avoid those who take their religion as playing and an amusement and are 

seduced by the life of this world. Admonish them hereby lest a soul be taken by 

what it has gained, for it has no guardian or intercessor before Allah, and though 

it offers every ransom, it shall not be taken from it. Those are they who are taken 

for that which they earned. For them a drink of boiling water, a stern punishment 

for their disbelief. 

Submission to Allah [6.71-72] 

[6.71] Say, 'Are we to call, other than Allah, what can neither help nor harm us? 

Are we to turn on our heels after Allah has guided us like him, who, being 



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bewitched by devils, blunders aimlessly in the earth, although his friends call him 

to the guidance, (saying) "Come to us!'" Say, The guidance of Allah is the 

Guidance. We are commanded to submit to the Lord of the Worlds, 

[6.72] and to establish prayer, and fear Him. Before Him you shall all be 

assembled.' 

The Word of Allah is the Truth [6.73] 

[6.73] It was He who created the heavens and the earth in truth. On the Day 

when He says, 'Be,' it shall be. His Word is the truth. His shall be the Kingdom on 

the Day when the Horn is blown. The Knower of the unseen and the visible, and 

He is the Wise, the Aware. 

Abraham challenges Azar [6.74] 

[6.74] (And remember) when Abraham said to his father Azar, 'Will you take idols 

for gods, surely I see you and your people are in clear error.' 

The guiding of Abraham [6.75-79] 

[6.75] And so We showed Abraham the kingdom of the heavens and the earth, 

so that he might be of those who are certain. 

[6.76] When night drew over him, he saw a planet. 'This,' he said, 'is surely my 

Lord.' But when it set he said, 'I do not like the setting ones.' 

[6.77] When he saw the rising moon, he said, 'This is my Lord.' But when it set, 

he said, 'If my Lord does not guide me, I shall surely be amongst the astray 

nation.' 

[6.78] Then, when he saw the sun rise, shining, he said, 'This must be my Lord, it 

is larger.' But when it set, he said, 'O nation I am quit of what you associate (with 

Allah, the Creator), 

Abraham was not an idolater [6.79] 

[6.79] I have turned my face to Him who has created the heavens and the earth, 

uprightly, and I am not among the idolaters.' 

The argument of Abraham with his nation [6.80-83] 

[6.80] His nation argued with him. He said, 'Will you argue with me about Allah, 

indeed He guided me! Except by His will, I do not fear those you associate with 

Him. My Lord embraces all things in knowledge, will you not remember? 

[6.81] And how should I fear what you have associated when you yourselves are 

not afraid that you have associated with Allah that which He did not send down 

for it upon you an authority. Which of the two parties is more deserving of safety, 

if you know? 

[6.82] Those who believe and have not confounded their belief with harm security 

belongs to them; and they are guided.' 

[6.83] Such is the argument that We gave Abraham against his nation. We raise 

whom We will to an exalted rank. Your Lord is Wise, Knowing. 

Abraham's lineage and some of his descendants [6.84-89] 

[6.84] We gave him Isaac and Jacob and guided both; and We guided Noah 

before them, among his descendants were David and Solomon, Job, Joseph, 

Moses and Aaron as such, We recompense the good doers, 

[6.85] and (Prophets) Zachariah, John, Jesus and Elias, each was of the 

righteous, 

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[6.87] as We did their fathers, their descendants, and their brothers. We chose 

them and guided them to a Straight Path. 

[6.88] Such is the guidance of Allah by it He guides whom He will of His 

worshipers. Had they associated (others with Him), their labors would have 

indeed been annulled. 

[6.89] Those, We have given them the Book, judgment, and prophethood. If 

these disbelieve it, We have entrusted it to others who do not disbelieve in it. 

[6.90] Those were whom Allah guided. Follow then their guidance and say, 'I do 

not ask you a wage for it. Surely, it is a reminder to the worlds.' 

The unbelievers amongst the Children of Israel hide the truth [6.91] 

[6.91] They have not valued Allah with His true value, when they said 'Allah has 

never sent down anything to a mortal.' Say, 'Who, then sent down the Book 

which Moses brought, a light and guidance for people? You put it on to 

parchments, revealing them and hiding much, you have now been taught what 

neither you nor your fathers knew before!' Say, 'Allah.' Then leave them, playing 

in their plunging. 

Allah confirms that He sent down the Holy Koran and that it confirms the 

previous, original Books given to other prophets [6.92] 

[6.92] And this is a Blessed Book which We have sent down, confirming what 

came before it, in order that you warn the Mother of the Villages (Mecca) and 

those who (live) around it. Those who believe in the Everlasting Life believe in it 

and preserve their prayers. 

Lies about Allah [6.93-94] 

[6.93] Who is more harmful than he who invents a lie about Allah, or says, "It has 

been revealed to me," when nothing has been revealed to him? Or he who says, 

'I will send down the like of what Allah has sent down!' Would that you could see 

the harm doers when death overwhelms them! With hands outstretched, the 

angels (will say), 'Yield up your souls. You shall be recompensed with a 

humiliating punishment this Day, for you have said of Allah what is untrue and 

you grew proud against His verses. 

[6.94] Now you have returned to Us, alone, as We created you at first, leaving 

behind all that We have bestowed on you. Nor do We see with you your 

intercessors, those whom you asserted to be your associates. The ties which 

bound you are broken, and that which you asserted has gone astray from you.' 

Allah makes plain His verses [6.95-97] 

[6.95] It is Allah who splits the grain and the date-stone. He brings forth the living 

from the dead, and the dead from the living. So, that is Allah; how then are you 

perverted? 

[6.96] He splits the sky into dawn. He has ordained the night for rest and the sun, 

and the moon for reckoning. Such is the ordinance of the Almighty, the Knowing. 

[6.97] It is He who has created for you the stars, so that you can be guided by 

them in the darkness of land and sea. We have made plain Our verses to a 

nation who know. 

Pregnancy and its stages [6.98] 

[6.98] It is He who originated you from one soul, then a lodging (place), and then 

a repository. We have made plain the verses to a nation that understands. 



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The signs of Allah in the earth [6.99] 

[6.99] He sends down water from the sky, and with it We bring forth the plant of 
every thing. From these We bring forth green foliage and composite grain, palm- 
trees laden with clusters of dates within reach, vineyards and olive groves and 
pomegranates alike and unlike. Behold their fruits when they bear fruit and ripen. 
Surely, in these there are signs for a nation who believe. 
Ascribing sons and daughters to Allah [6.100-102] 
[6.100] Yet they regard the jinn as the partners of Allah, although He created 
them, and without knowledge ascribe to Him sons and daughters. Exaltations to 
Him! He is above what they describe. 

[6.101] He is the Creator of the heavens and the earth. How can He have a son 
when He had no female companion? He created all things and has knowledge of 
all things. 

Worship Allah, the Creator of all things [6.102] 

[6.102] That is Allah, your Lord. There is no god except He, the Creator of all 
things. Therefore, worship Him. He is the Guardian of all things. 
Allah sees us [6.103] 

[6.103] No eye can see Him, though He sees all eyes. He is the Subtle, the 
Aware. 

Clear proofs [6.104-106] 

[6.104] Clear proofs have come to you from your Lord. Whosoever sees clearly it 
is for himself, and whosoever is blind, it is against himself. I am not an overseer 
for you. 

[6.105] As such We make plain Our verses, so that they can say, 'You have 
studied,' in order that We clarify it to a nation that knows. 
[6.106] Therefore, follow what has been revealed to you from your Lord there is 
no god except Him, and avoid the idolaters. 

[6.107] Had Allah willed, they would not have associated. We have not made you 
an overseer for them, nor are you their guardian. 

Check list for Muslims and those who want to keep Muslims in check 
[6.108] 

Muslims must not use crude words to people of other faiths [6.108] 
[6.108] Do not say crude words to those who call upon other than Allah, lest they 
use crude words about Allah in revenge without knowledge. As such we have 
made the actions of each nation seem pleasing. To their Lord they shall return, 
and He will inform them of that they were doing. 

The hearts of eyes of those who do not believe are blind to the signs of 
Allah [6.109-111] 

[6.109] They solemnly swear by Allah that if a sign is given to them they would 
believe in it. Say, 'Signs are only with Allah.' And how can you tell if it comes they 
will not believe.' 

[6.1 10] We will turn away their hearts and eyes since they refused to believe in it 
at first. We will leave them in their insolence wandering blindly. 
[6.111] Even if We sent down the angels to them and the dead spoke to them, 
and assembled all things in front of them, they would still not believe, unless 
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The enemies of the prophets [6.112-113] 

[6.1 12] As such We have assigned for every Prophet an enemy; the satans of 

humans and jinn, revealing varnished speech to each other, all as a delusion. But 

had your Lord willed, they would not have done so. Therefore leave them and 

what they invent, 

[6.1 13] so that the hearts of those who have no belief in the Everlasting Life are 

inclined to it and, being pleased, persist in their sinful ways. 

Seeking judges other than Allah [6.114-115] 

[6.1 14] Should I seek a judge other than Allah when it is He who has sent down 

the well distinguished Book for you? Those to whom We have given the Book 

know that it is the truth sent down from your Lord, so do not be among the 

doubters. 

The truth and justice of Allah [6.115] 

[6.1 15] Perfected are the words of your Lord in truth and justice, none can 

change His Words. He is the Hearing, the Knowing. 

Guesswork [6.1 1 6-1 1 7] 

[6.1 16] If you obeyed most of those on earth, they would lead you astray from the 

Path of Allah. They follow only supposition and they are but conjecturing. 

[6.1 1 7] Your Lord knows best who stray from His Path and the guided. 

Permitted food [6.1 18-1 19] 

[6.1 1 8] Eat then of that over which the Name of Allah has been mentioned (when 

slaughtered), if you truly believe in His verses. 

[6.1 1 9] And why should you not eat of that over which the Name of Allah has 

been pronounced when He has already made plain to you what is forbidden, 

except when you are constrained? Many are those who mislead through 

ignorance on account of their fancies, but your Lord best knows the 

transgressors. 

Avoidance of sin [6.120] 

[6.120] Forsake the revealed and hidden sin. Those who earn sin shall be 

recompensed for what they have committed. 

Forbidden food (including supermarket meat) [6.121] 

[6.121] Do not eat from that which the Name of Allah has not been mentioned, for 

it is a sin. The satans will reveal to their guided ones to argue with you. If you 

obey them, you shall indeed become idolaters. 

The delusion of the unbelievers [6.122] 

[6.1 22] Is he who was dead whom We have revived and given a light with which 

he walks among people to be compared to him who blunders about in darkness 

from which he will never emerge? As such what the unbelievers have done 

appear decorated to them. 

Arch-transgressors [6.123-124] 

[6.123] And as such we have placed in every village its arch-transgressors to 

scheme there. But they scheme only against themselves, though they do not 

sense it. 

The unbelievers reject the signs given to Prophet Muhammad [6.124] 

[6.124] When a sign came to them they said, 'We will not believe in it unless we 

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best where to place His Message. Humiliation with Allah shall befall the sinners 

as well as a terrible punishment for what they devised. 

Those whom Allah guides [6.125-127] 

[6.125] Whomsoever Allah desires to guide, He expands his chest to Islam 

(submission). Whomsoever He desires to lead astray, He makes his chest 

narrow, tight, as though he were climbing to heaven. As such Allah lays the 

scourge on the unbelievers. 

[6.126] This is the Path of your Lord, a Straight Path. We have made plain Our 

verses to a nation who remember. 

[6.1 27] Theirs is the abode of peace with their Lord. He is their Guardian for what 

they did. 

The Day of Judgement [6.128-132] 

[6.128] On the Day when He assembles them all together, 'O company of Jinn, 

you have seduced mankind in great numbers.' And their guided ones among the 

humans will say, 'Lord, we have enjoyed each other. But now we have reached 

the term which You have appointed for us.' He will say, 'The Fire shall be your 

lodging, and there you shall remain for ever except as Allah will.' Your Lord is 

Wise, Knowing. 

[6.129] So We make the harm doers guides of each other for what they have 

earned. 

The questioning of the unbelieving nations of jinn and humans on the Day 

of Judgement and their witnessing against themselves [6.130] 

[6.130] 'Jinn and human, did there not come to you Messengers of your own who 

narrated to you My verses and warned you of encountering this Day?' They will 

reply, 'We bear witness against ourselves.' Indeed, the life of this world beguiled 

them. They will bear witness against themselves that they were unbelievers. 

[6.131] That is because your Lord will not destroy villages unjustly, while their 

inhabitants were inattentive. 

[6.132] They all have their degrees according to their deeds. Your Lord is not 

inattentive of their actions. 

The mercy and power of Allah [6.133-135] 

[6.133] Your Lord is Rich and the Owner of Mercy. He can destroy you if He will 

and replace you with whom He pleases, just as He raised you from the offspring 

of other nations. 

[6.134] That which you are promised is sure to come. You shall not frustrate Me. 

Work for the Everlasting Life [6.135] 

[6.135] Say, 'Work according to your station my people, for indeed I am working.' 

You shall know to whom will be the good end of the abode. The harm doers shall 

not be triumphant. 

All or nothing for Allah [6.136-137] 

[6.136] They set aside for Allah a share of what He has created of tilth and cattle 

saying, 'This is for Allah so they claim and this for our associates (gods).' The 

share of their associates never reaches Allah, but the share of Allah reaches 

their associates. How evil they judge! 

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[6.137] As such their associates made it attractive to the idolaters to kill their 

children so that they ruin them and confuse them about their religion. But had 

Allah willed, they would not have done so. Therefore, leave them to their false 

inventions. 

Hardship imposed upon the Jews because they lied about the provision of 

Allah [6.138-146] 

[6.138] They say, These cattle, and these crops are forbidden. None can eat of 

them except those whom we permit' so they claim, 'and cattle whose backs are 

forbidden, and others over which they do not pronounce the Name of Allah.' As 

such fabricating lies against Him. He will recompense them for their invented lies. 

[6.139] They also say, 'What is in the bellies (wombs) of these cattle is reserved 

for our males but not for our wives.' But if it is stillborn, they all partake of it. He 

will recompense them for their describing. He is Wise, Knowing. 

[6.140] Lost are those who, without knowledge, have foolishly slain their own 

children and made unlawful that which Allah has provided them, fabricating lies 

about Allah. They have gone astray and are not guided. 

The mercy of Allah; do not be wasteful [6.141] 

[6.141] He brings forth gardens, trellised and untrellised, palm-trees and crops, 

different to eat, and the olive and pomegranates alike and unlike. When it bears 

fruit eat of it and pay what is due (the zakat) of it upon the harvest day. But do 

not be wasteful; He does not love the wasteful. 

Know your enemy [6.142] 

[6.142] And of the cattle, some are for carrying burdens, and others for slaughter. 

Eat of that which Allah has provided you with and do not follow in satan's 

footsteps; he is your open enemy. 

The self-imposed dietary restriction of the Jews [6.143-146] 

[6.143] (He has given you) eight couples, a pair of sheep and a pair of goats. 

Say, 'Of these, has He forbidden you the males, the females, or what the wombs 

of the two females contain? Tell me with knowledge, if you are truthful.' 

[6.144] Then a pair of camels and a pair of cattle. Say, 'Of these, has He 

forbidden you the males, the females, or what the wombs of the two females 

contain? Were you witnesses when Allah charged you with this? Who is more 

harmful than he who, without knowledge, invents a lie about Allah to mislead 

people? Allah does not guide the harm doers.' 

[6.145] Say, 'I find nothing in what has been revealed to me that forbids any one 

to eat of any food except the dead, running blood, and the flesh of swine for 

these are unclean and that which has been hallowed in its slaughter to other than 

Allah. But whoever is constrained to eat of any of these, not intending to sin or 

transgress, then your Lord is Forgiving, the Most Merciful.' 

[6.146] We forbade the Jews all with undivided hoofs and the fat of sheep and 

cattle, except what is on their backs and entrails, and what is mixed with their 

bones. As such We recompensed them for their transgressions. Indeed, We are 

truthful. 

The mercy of Allah [6.147] 

[6.147] If they belie you, say, 'Your Lord is the Owner of all Encompassing Mercy, 

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The consequences of conjecture [6.148 

[6.148] The idolaters will say, 'Had Allah willed, neither we nor our fathers would 

have associated (idols), nor would we have forbidden anything.' As such, those 

who have gone before them belied until they tasted Our Might. Say, 'Have you 

any knowledge you can bring forth to us? You follow nothing but guessing and 

you are only speakers of conjecture.' 

[6.149] Say, 'Allah alone has the conclusive proof. Had He willed, He would have 

guided you all.' 

[6.150] Say, 'Bring those witnesses of yours who can testify that Allah has 

forbidden this.' If they testify to it, do not testify with them, nor follow the wishes of 

those who belie Our verses, and disbelieve in the Everlasting Life and ascribe 

equals to their Lord. 

The order of Allah [6.151-153] 

[6.151] Say, 'Come, I will recite to you what your Lord forbids you; that you shall 

associate anything with Him; that you shall be good to your parents, that you 

shall not kill your children because of poverty, We provide for you and for them, 

that you shall not commit foul deeds whether openly or in secret, and that you 

shall not kill the soul that Allah has forbidden except by right. With such Allah 

charges you, in order that you understand. 

Check list for Muslims and those who want to check Muslims [6.152] 

Justice and fair trading [6.152] 

[6.1 52] Do not touch the wealth of the orphan, except in the fairer manner until he 

reaches maturity. Give just weight and full measure, We never charge a soul with 

more than it can bear. When you speak, be just, even if it affects your own 

kinsmen. Fulfill the covenant of Allah. With such He charges you, in order that 

you remember. 

Follow the Straight Path [6.153] 

[6.153] This Path of Mine is straight. Follow it and do not follow other paths, for 

they will scatter you away from His Path. With such Allah charges you, in order 

that you be cautious.' 

Moses is given the Torah [6.154] 

[6.154] Then to Moses We gave the Book, complete for him who does good, and 

(to make) plain all things, and guidance, and mercy, so that they might believe in 

the ultimate meeting with their Lord. 

Koran is mercy for all mankind [6.155-159] 

[6.155] And We have sent down this blessed Book (the Holy Koran). Follow it 

and be cautious in order that you receive mercy, 

[6.156] lest you should say, 'The Book was sent down only to two parties before 

us; we are inattentive to their study.' 

[6.1 57] Or (you say), 'Had the Book been sent down to us, we would have been 

better guided than they.' Indeed a clear sign has now come to you from your 

Lord; a guidance and a mercy. And who is more harmful than he who belies the 

verses of Allah and turns away from them! We shall recompense those who turn 

away from Our verses with an evil punishment for their turning away. 

[6.158] Are they waiting for the angels or your Lord to come to them, or for some 

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come, no soul will be benefited by its belief had it not believed before or earned 

good in its belief. Say, 'Wait, we are waiting.' 

[6.159] You have nothing to do with those who have made divisions in their 

religion and become sects. Their affair is with Allah and He will inform them of 

what they have done. 

The reward of a good deed [6.160] 

[6.160] He who brings a good deed shall have tenfold of its like, but he who 

brings a sin shall be recompensed only for its like. None shall be wronged. 

The Creed of Abraham [6.161] 

[6.161] Say, 'My Lord has guided me to a Straight Path, an upright religion, the 

creed of Abraham, he was upright, not from the idolaters.' 

My life and death, all are for Allah [6.162-163] 

[6.162] Say, 'My prayers and my worship (for example, pilgrimage and sacrifice), 

my life and my death, are all for Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. 

[6.163] He has no partner, with that I am commanded, and I am the first of the 

submitters (Muslims).' 

No soul shall bear the burden of another [6.164] 

[6.164] Say, 'Should I seek a lord other than Allah, who is the Lord of all things? 

Every soul earns only to its account no soul shall bear another's burden. Then to 

your Lord you shall be returned, and He will inform you about that in which you 

differed.' 

We are tried by the blessings we receive [6.165] 

[6.165] It is He who has made you caliphs in the earth and raised some of you in 

rank above others, so that He might try you in what He has given you. Swift is 

your Lord in retribution; yet He is Forgiving, Merciful. 

7 The Ramparts - Al 'A'raf 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful. 

[7.1] AlifLaamMeemSaad. 

Worship Allah alone [7.2-4] 

[7.2] The Book has been sent down to you; so let your chest have no constriction 

because of it, in order to warn thereby and as a reminder to the believers. 

[7.3] Follow that which is sent down to you from your Lord and do not follow 

guardians other than Him; little do you remember. 

The realization of the harm doers [7.4-5] 

[7.4] How many a village have We laid in ruin! In the night Our Might fell upon it, 

or at midday when they were drowsy. 

[7.5] And when Our Might fell upon them they only said, 'We have indeed been 

harm doers.' 

The Day of Judgement [7.6-9] 

[7.6] We will question those to whom Our Message was sent, as We shall 

question the Messengers. 

[7.7] With knowledge We will narrate to them, for We are never absent. 

[7.8] On that Day, the weighing is true. He whose scales are heavy those are the 

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[7.9] but he whose scales are light those have lost their souls because they were 

harmful towards Our verses. 

Be thankful [7.10] 

[7.10] We established you in the earth and made for you a livelihood but little is it 

that you give thanks. 

The sin of satan and his hatred towards humanity [7.11-18] 

The story of Adam and Eve [7.11-27] 

[7.1 1] We created you then We shaped you, then We said to the angels, 

'Prostrate yourselves before Adam.' They all prostrated themselves except iblis 

he was not among the prostrated. 

[7.12] He (Allah) asked, 'What prevented you to prostrate, when I commanded 

you?' 'I am better than he,' he replied. 'You created me of fire and You created 

him of clay.' 

[7.13] He (Allah) said, 'Descend from it! This is no place for you to be proud. 

Begone, you are of the humiliated.' 

[7.14] he replied, 'Respite me till the Day of Resurrection.' 

[7.15] Said He (Allah), 'you are among the respited,' 

[7.16] he answered, 'Because You have caused me to go astray, I will waylay 

them as they walk on Your Straight Path, 

[7.17] and come upon them from the front and from the rear, from their right and 

from their left. Then, You shall find most of them ungrateful.' 

[7.18] 'Begone! ' said He, 'despised and outcast. (As for) those of them that follow 

you, I shall fill Gehenna (Hell) with all of you.' 

Adam and Eve in Paradise [7.19-23] 

[7.19] 'O Adam dwell with your wife in Paradise, and eat from whatever you 

please; but never approach this tree or you shall both become harm doers.' 

[7.20] But satan whispered to them, so that he might reveal to them their 

shameful parts which had been hidden from them, he said, 'Your Lord has 

prohibited you from this tree lest you both become angels or become among the 

immortal.' 

[7.21] he swore to both, 'Indeed, I am to you among the advisers.' 

[7.22] So he cheated both by delusion. And when they had tasted the tree, their 

shameful parts became apparent to them, and they both covered themselves 

with the leaves of Paradise. (Then) their Lord called to them, saying, 'Did I not 

prohibit you to approach that tree, and did I not warn you that satan was your 

clear enemy?' 

Adam and Eve ask Allah to have mercy and forgive them [7.23] 

Adam and Eve descend to earth [7.23-25] 

[7.23] Both replied, 'Lord, We have harmed ourselves. If You do not forgive us 

and have mercy on us, we shall surely be among the lost.' 

[7.24] He said, 'Descend, each of you an enemy to each other. The earth will be 

a dwelling place for you and an enjoyment for a time.' 

[7.25] He said, 'There you shall live and there you shall die, and from there you 

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[7.26] Children of Adam! We have sent down to you clothing that covers your 

nakedness, and feathers. But the clothing of piety that is better. That is one of the 

signs of Allah, in order that they remember. 

Do not let satan tempt you [7.27] 

[7.27] Children of Adam! Do not let satan tempt you, as he brought your parents 

out of Paradise. He stripped them of their garments to show them their shameful 

parts. Indeed he and his descendants see you from where you cannot see them. 

We have made the satans supporters of those who do not believe. 

Lies against Allah [7.28] 

[7.28] When they commit an indecency, they say, 'This is what we found our 

fathers practicing, and with it Allah has ordered us.' Say, 'Allah does not order 

indecency. Would you tell of Allah what you do not know?' 

Allah orders justice [7.29] 

[7.29] Say, 'My Lord ordered justice. Turn your faces to Him in every place of 

prayer and supplicate to Him, making the religion sincerely to Him. As He 

originated you, you shall return.' 

Supporters of satan [7.30] 

[7.30] Some He has guided, and upon some justly is the straying; for they had 

chosen the satans for supporters instead of Allah and suppose themselves to be 

guided. 

Conservation; Allah does not love the wasteful [7.31] 

[7.31] Children of Adam, take your adornment at every place of prayer. Eat and 

drink, and do not waste. He does not love the wasteful. 

The Day of Resurrection [7.32] 

[7.32] Say, 'Who has forbidden the adornment that Allah has brought for His 

worshipers and the good provision?' Say, 'They are in this life for those who 

believe, and purely theirs on the Day of Resurrection.' As such We distinguish 

the verses to people who know. 

Indecency, insolence and association [7.33] 

[7.33] Say, 'My Lord has forbidden all indecent acts whether apparent or 

disguised and sin, and unjust insolence, and that you associate with Allah that for 

which He has never sent down an authority, or to say about Allah what you do 

not know.' 

Everything is written [7.34] 

[7.34] To every nation a term; when their term comes they shall not delay it by a 

single hour, nor yet hasten it. 

Believers and unbelievers [7.35-36] 

[7.35] Children of Adam, when Messengers of your own come to narrate to you 

My verses, those who are cautious and mend their ways will have nothing to fear 

neither shall they be saddened, 

[7.36] but, those who belie and grow proud against Our verses shall be the 

inhabitants of the Fire, and there they shall remain for ever. 

When false gods reject and forsake their worshipers [7.37-39] 

[7.37] Who is more harmful than he who invents a lie about Allah or belies His 

verses? Such shall have their share of the Book, and when Our Messengers 

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you invoked, other than Allah?' 'They have forsaken us,' they will answer, and will 
bear witness against themselves that they were unbelievers. 
The day when the unbelievers ask Allah to double the punishment of their 
leaders [7.38-40] 

[7.38] He will say, 'Enter the Fire and join the nations of jinn and humans that 

have gone before you.' As they enter, every nation will curse its sister-nation, and 

when all are gathered in the pit, the last of them will say of the first, 'These, Lord, 

are those who led us astray. Give them a double punishment of the Fire. He will 

answer, 'For each double, although you do not know it.' 

[7.39] Then, the first will say to the last, 'You were no better than us.' So taste the 

punishment for what you have earned. 

The inhabitants of the Fire [7.40-41] 

[7.40] The gates of heaven shall not be opened for those who have belied and 

grew proud against Our verses; nor shall they enter Paradise until a camel shall 

pass through the eye of a needle. As such We shall recompense the sinners. 

[7.41] Gehenna (Hell) shall be their cradle, and layers of fire shall cover them. As 

such We recompense the harm doers. 

The inhabitants of Paradise [7.42-45] 

[7.42] As for those who believe and do good works We never charge a soul with 

more than it can bear they are the companions of Paradise, and there they shall 

live for ever. 

[7.43] We shall strip away all rancor from their chests. Rivers shall flow 

underneath them, and they shall say, 'Praise be to Allah who has guided us to 

this. Had Allah not given us guidance we should not have been guided. The 

Messengers of our Lord surely came with the truth.' Then they are called, 'This is 

the Paradise which you have inherited for what you did.' 

The question the people of Paradise ask the people of the Fire [7.44-45] 

The Day of Judgement [7.44-53] 

[7.44] Then the companions of Paradise will call out to the companions of the 

Fire, 'What our Lord promised we have found to be true, have you too, found the 

promise of your Lord to be true?' 'Yes,' they shall answer, and a Caller will 

announce between them that the curse of Allah is upon the harm doers, 

[7.45] who have barred others from the Path of Allah and sought to make it 

crooked, and who had no belief in the Everlasting Life. 

[7.46] And between them is a veil, and on the ramparts there shall stand men 

who will know each by their marks. To the companions of Paradise they shall 

call, 'Peace be upon you!' Yet they did not enter it on account of their eagerness. 

[7.47] And when they turn their eyes towards the companions of the Fire, they 

will say, 'Lord, do not cast us among the harm doers!' 

[7.48] And the companions of the ramparts call to men whose marks they 

recognize, 'Neither your amassing nor your pride have availed you. 

[7.49] Are these whom you swore that Allah would never have mercy upon 

them?' (To them it will be said) 'Enter Paradise. You have nothing to fear neither 

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The people of the Fire [7.50-53] 

[7.50] The companions of the Fire will call out to the companions of Paradise, 

'Pour upon us some water, or some of that which Allah has provided you.' But 

they shall reply, 'Allah has forbidden both to the unbelievers, 

[7.51] who made their religion an amusement and play, and who were beguiled 

by their worldly life.' On this Day We will forget them as they forgot the meeting of 

that Day; for they denied Our verses. 

[7.52] We have brought to them a Book which We have made plain based upon 

knowledge, a guidance and a mercy to believers. 

[7.53] Are they waiting but for its fulfillment? On the Day when it is realized, those 

who have forgotten it will say, 'The Messengers of our Lord have surely come 

with the truth. Have we then any intercessors to intercede for us, or shall we be 

returned to do other than that we have done?' They have lost their souls, and that 

which they invented will have gone astray from them. 

The creation of the heavens and earth was not a flux [7.54] 

[7.54] Your Lord is Allah, who, in six days created the heavens and the earth, 

and then willed to the Throne. He throws the veil of night over the day. Swiftly 

they follow one another. The sun, the moon, and the stars are compelled to His 

order. His is the creation, His is the command. Blessed is Allah, the Lord of the 

Worlds. 

Supplicate to Allah [7.55] 

[7.55] Supplicate to your Lord with humility and in secret. He does not love the 

transgressors. 

The mercy of Allah [7.56-58] 

[7.56] Do not make mischief in the earth after it has been put right. Pray to Him 

with fear and hope; His Mercy is near to the righteous. 

[7.57] He sends forth the winds as carriers of the glad tidings between the hands 

of His Mercy, and when they have carried up a heavy cloud, We drive it on to 

some dead land and therewith send down water bringing forth all manner of fruit. 

As such We will raise the dead, in order that you remember. 

[7.58] Good land yields its vegetation by the permission of its Lord. While the 

corrupted yields only the scanty. So We make plain the verses to those who are 

thankful. 

The story of Prophet Noah [7.59-64] 

[7.59] We sent forth Noah to his nation. He said, 'Worship Allah, my people for 

you have no god except He. I fear for you the punishment of a great Day.' 

[7.60] But the assembly of his nation said, 'We can see that you are in clear 

error.' 

[7.61] 'I am not in error, my nation,' he replied. 'I am a Messenger from the Lord 

of the Worlds 

[7.62] (sent) to convey to you the messages of my Lord and to advise you, for I 

know from Allah what you do not know. 

[7.63] Do you wonder that a Remembrance should come to you from your Lord to 

a man from yourselves in order that he may warn you and that you may be 

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[7.64] (But) they belied him, so We saved him and those who were with him in 

the Ark, and We drowned those who belied Our verses. Surely, they were a blind 

nation. 

The story of Prophet Hood [7.65-72] 

[7.65] And to (the people of) Aad We sent their brother, Hood. He said, 'Worship 

Allah, my nation, for you have no god except He. Will you not then be cautious?' 

[7.66] The disbelieving assembly of his nation said, 'We see you in foolishness, 

and think that you are of the liars.' 

[7.67] 'My nation, there is no foolishness in me,' he replied. 'I am a Messenger of 

the Lord of the Worlds 

[7.68] I deliver to you the messages of my Lord and I am your honest adviser. 

[7.69] Do you wonder that a remembrance should come to you from your Lord to 

a man from yourselves in order that he may warn you? Remember, that He has 

made you the heirs of Noah's nation and increased you in broad stature, 

remember the favors of Allah in order that you prosper!' 

Contempt of the unbelievers of Aad [7.70-71] 

[7.70] They said, 'Have you come to us in order that we worship Allah alone and 

renounce that which our fathers worshipped? Bring down that with which you 

threaten us if you are from the truthful!' 

[7.71] He answered, 'The punishment and wrath of your Lord has already fallen 

upon you. Would you dispute with me about names which you and your fathers 

have invented, and for which no authority has been sent down from Allah? Wait if 

you will, I am waiting with you.' 

The mercy of Allah to Prophet Hood and his followers [7.72] 

[7.72] We saved him and all who were with him through Our Mercy and 

annihilated those who belied Our verses. They were not believers! 

The story of Prophet Salih [7.73-7.79] 

[7.73] And to Thamood We sent their brother Salih. He said, 'Worship Allah, my 

nation, for you have no god except He. A clear proof has come to you from your 

Lord. Here is the she-camel of Allah, a sign for you. Leave her to graze in the 

earth of Allah and do not touch her with evil, lest a painful punishment seizes 

you. 

[7.74] Remember, that He has made you the successor of Aad, and lodged you 

in the land. You have built palaces on its plains and hewed out houses in the 

mountains. Remember the favor of Allah and do not act mischievously in the 

earth, corrupting.' 

[7.75] The proud assembly of his nation said to the weak amongst them who 

believed, 'Do you really believe that Salih is sent from his Lord?' They answered, 

'We believe in that with which he was sent.' 

The people of Aad had no love for sincere advisors who tried to lead them 

to Allah [7.76-78] 

[7.76] Those who were proud said, 'We disbelieve in that which you believed in.' 

[7.77] (Then) they hamstrung the she-camel and defied the order of their Lord, 

saying to Salih, 'Bring down that which you have promised us if you truly are one 

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[7.78] Thereupon the earthquake seized them, at morning in their dwellings they 

were crouched, dead. 

[7.79] He turned from them, saying, 'I conveyed to you, my nation the Message of 

my Lord and gave you counsel; but you had no love for sincere advisers.' 

The story of Prophet Lot [7.80-84] 

Sodomy [7.80-82] 

[7.80] And Lot, who said to his nation, 'Do you commit such indecency (sodomy) 

in a way that no one has preceded you in the worlds? 

[7.81] You approach men lustfully instead of women. Truly, you are a nation who 

exceed (in sin).' 

[7.82] The only answer of his nation was, 'Expel them from your village. They are 

people who keep themselves purified.' 

[7.83] We saved him and all his family, except his wife, who was made to remain, 

[7.84] and We rained down upon them a rain. So look how was the end of the 

evildoers. 

The story of Prophet Shu'aib [7.85-93] 

Fair trading [7.85] 

[7.85] And to Midian, their brother Shu'aib. He said, 'Worship Allah, my nation, for 

you have no god except He. A clear sign has come to you from your Lord. Give 

just weight, and full measure; and do not diminish the goods of people. Do not 

corrupt the land after it has been set right, that is best for you, if you are 

believers. 

[7. 86] Do not sit in every road, threatening and barring from the Path of Allah 

those who believed it, nor seek to make it crooked. Remember how He multiplied 

you when you were few in number. Consider the end of the corrupters. 

[7.87] If there are some among you who believe in that which I have been sent 

and others who disbelieve it, be patient until Allah shall judge between us. He is 

the best of judges.' 

The contempt of the unbelievers of Midian [7.88] 

[7.88] The proud assembly of his nation said, 'We will expel you Shu'aib and 

those who believe with you from our village unless you return to our creed.' He 

replied, 'Even though we hate it? 

[7.89] We would have invented lies about Allah if we returned to your creed from 

which Allah has saved us, it is not for us that we return into it again except if 

Allah, our Lord wills. For our Lord has embraced everything with knowledge, and 

in Allah we have put our trust. Our Lord, open between us and our nation with 

truth, You are the Best of openers.' 

[7.90] But the unbelieving assembly of his nation said, 'If you follow Shu'aib, you 

shall assuredly be losers.' 

[7.91] So the earthquake seized them, at the morning they were crouched in their 

dwellings, dead. 

[7.92] It seemed as if those who had belied Shu'aib had never lived there. Those 

who belied Shu'aib were the losers. 

[7.93] He turned away from them saying, 'I conveyed to you, my nation, the 

messages of my Lord and advised you. How can I grieve for the unbelieving 

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The trials of Allah [7.94-96] 

[7.94] We sent no Prophet to a village but seized its inhabitants with misfortune 

and adversity in order that they might be humble in supplication. 

[7.95] Then We changed evil for good, until they multiplied and said, 'Our fathers 

were indeed touched by misfortune and adversity.' So We seized them suddenly 

while they were unaware. 

[7.96] Had the people of the villages believed and been cautious, We would have 

opened upon them the blessings from heaven and earth. But they belied, and We 

seized them for what they earned. 

Do you feel secure? [7.97-100] 

[7.97] Do the inhabitants of the villages feel secure from Our Might coming to 

them at night whilst they sleep? 

[7.98] Or do the inhabitants of the villages feel secure from Our Might coming to 

them in the midmorning while they play? 

[7.99] (In reply to your devising) do they feel secure from the devising of Allah? 

None feels secure from the devising of Allah except the loosing nation. 

[7.1 00] Is it not plain to those who inherit the earth after its inhabitants that if We 

willed We could smite them for their sins and set a seal upon their hearts, so that 

they do not hear. 

The unbelievers [7.101-102] 

[7.101] Those villages We narrate their news to you. Their Messengers came to 

them with clear proofs, yet they would not believe what they had belied before; 

as such Allah seals the hearts of the unbelievers. 

[7.1 02] We did not find the covenant upheld by the majority of them, but We 

found most of them evildoers. 

The story of Prophet Moses and Pharaoh [7.103-157] 

[7.103] After those We sent forth Moses with Our signs to Pharaoh and his 

assembly, but with it they harmed. Look at the end of the corrupters. 

[7.104] Moses said, 'Pharaoh, I am a Messenger from the Lord of the Worlds, 

[7.105] incumbent upon me is that I say nothing of Allah except the truth. I bring 

you a clear proof from your Lord. So let the Children of Israel depart with me.' 

The signs of the Prophethood of Moses [7.106-108] 

[7.106] He answered, 'If you have come with a sign, show it to us if you are of the 

truthful.' 

[7.1 07] He threw down his staff, and it was clearly a serpent. 

[7.108] Then he drew out his hand and it was luminous to the onlookers. 

Pharaoh accuses Moses of sorcery [7.109-112] 

[7.109] The assembly of Pharaoh's nation said, 'This man is a well-versed 

sorcerer 

[7.1 1 0] who seeks to drive you from your land what do you command?' 

[7.1 11] Others said, 'Put them off a while, he and his brother, and send forth to 

your cities gatherers 

[7.1 12] to summon every well-versed sorcerer to you.' 

Prophet Moses and the sorcerers [7.113-126] 

[7.1 13] The sorcerers came to Pharaoh. They said, 'Shall we be rewarded if we 

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[7.1 14] 'Yes,' he answered, 'and you will be among those near.' 

[7.1 1 5] They said, 'Moses, will you throw first or shall we be the throwers?' 

[7.1 16] 'Throw,' he replied. And when they threw, they bewitched the people's 

eyes and terrified them, and produced great sorcery. 

[7.1 1 7] Then We revealed to Moses, 'Now, throw down your staff.' And thereupon 

it swallowed up their false invention. 

[7.1 1 8] So, the truth prevailed and what they were doing was annulled; 

[7.1 19] they were defeated and turned belittled, 

Pharaoh's sorcerers become believers [7.120-122] 

[7.120] and the sorcerers prostrated themselves, 

[7.121] saying, 'We believe in the Lord of the Worlds, 

[7.122] the Lord of Moses and Aaron.' 

[7.1 23] Pharaoh said, 'Do you believe in Him before I permit? This is a plot that 

you have contrived in the city in order to expel its people from it. Now you shall 

know! 

[7.124] I will cut off on opposite sides a hand and a foot, and then crucify you all!' 

[7.125] They replied, 'We shall surely turn to our Lord. 

Supplication of the believing sorcerers [7.126] 

[7.126] You would take revenge on us only because we believed in the signs of 

our Lord when they came to us. Lord, pour patience upon us and let us die as 

submitters (Muslims).' 

[7.127] The assembly of Pharaoh's nation said, 'Will you allow Moses and his 

nation to corrupt in the land and to forsake you and your gods?' He replied, 'We 

will put their sons to death and spare their women, indeed we are conquerors 

over them.' 

Moses tells his nation to seek help from Allah and to be patient [7.128] 

[7.128] Moses said to his nation, 'Seek help from Allah and be patient. The earth 

belongs to Allah; He gives it as a heritage to whom He chooses amongst His 

worshipers. The outcome is for the cautious.' 

The scorn of the Children of Israel [7.129] 

[7.129] They replied, 'We were hurt before you came to us, and after you came to 

us.' He said, 'Your Lord may destroy your enemies and make you inheritors in 

the land. Then He will see how you conduct yourselves.' 

Plagues afflict Pharaoh and his people [7.130-135] 

[7.130] We seized Pharaoh's people with years of drought and scarcity of fruit so 

that they might remember. 

[7.131] When good things came their way, they said, 'It is our due,' but when evil 

befell them they blamed their ill fortune on Moses and those with him. Indeed 

their ill fortune was with Allah, though most of them did not know. 

[7.132] They said, 'Whatever sign you bring to us, to cast a spell upon us, we will 

not believe in you.' 

[7.133] So We sent upon them floods, locusts, lice, frogs, and blood. (All these 

were) clear signs, yet they were proud against them, for they were wicked 

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[7.134] And when the plague smote them, they said, 'Moses, pray to your Lord 

for us invoking the promise He has made with you. If you lift the plague from us, 

we will believe in you and let the Children of Israel go with you.' 

Pharaoh breaks his promise and is drowned [7.135-136] 

[7.135] But when We had lifted the plague from them for a term which they had to 

reach, they broke their promise. 

[7.136] So We punished them and drowned them in the sea, for they had belied 

Our signs and gave no heed to them. 

The destruction of Pharaoh's kingdom [7.137] 

[7.137] We gave the persecuted nation dominion over the eastern and western 

lands which We had blessed. So the Word of your Lord, the finest, was fulfilled 

for the Children of Israel because of their patience; and We destroyed the 

edifices, and towers of Pharaoh and whatsoever they manufactured. 

The Children of Israel's miraculous crossing of the sea [7.138] 

Even after the miraculous parting of the sea the Children of Israel want to 

worship idols [7.138-141] 

[7.138] and We moved the Children of Israel from one side of the sea to the 

other, and they came upon a nation zealously devoted to the idols they had. 

They said to Moses, 'Make a god for us, as they have gods.' Moses replied, 'You 

are indeed an ignorant nation. 

[7.139] That which they are engaged upon shall be shattered and all their works 

are vain. 

[7.140] Should I seek any god for you except Allah? He has exalted you above 

the nations. 

The Children of Israel saved from Pharaoh [7.141] 

[7.141] And that We saved you from Pharaoh's family, who had oppressed you 

cruelly, putting your sons to death and sparing your women. Surely, that was a 

great trial from your Lord.' 

Prophet Moses leaves his brother, Prophet Aaron, in charge of the Children 

of Israel for his appointment with Allah [7.142] 

[7.142] We appointed for Moses thirty nights, and We completed them with ten 

more; so that the appointment with his Lord took forty nights. Moses said to 

Aaron, his brother, 'Take my place among my nation. Do what is right and do not 

follow the path of the corrupt doers.' 

Allah speaks to Prophet Moses [7.143-144] 

[7.143] And when Moses came at the appointed time and his Lord spoke to him, 

he said, 'Lord, let me see, that I can look at You.' He replied, 'You shall not see 

Me. But look at the mountain; if it remains firm in its place, then shall you see 

Me.' And when his Lord was revealed to the mountain and caused it to be 

crushed and leveled whereupon Moses fell down senseless, and when he 

recovered, he said, 'Exaltations to You! I repent to You. I am the first of 

believers.' 

[7.144] He said, 'Moses, I have chosen you from all mankind with My Messages 

and My Words. Therefore, take what I have given you, and be among the 

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Prophet Moses is given the Tablets [7.145] 

[7.145] We inscribed for him upon the Tablets all kinds of exhortation and clear 

explanations of all things. So take it forcefully, and order your nation to take what 

is best of it. I shall show you the home of the wicked. 

Those who belie the signs of Allah [7.146-147] 

[7.146] From My signs I will turn away the unrightfully, arrogant in the land, so 

that even if they witness every sign they would not believe it. If they see the path 

of righteousness, they shall not take it as a path; but if they see the path of error, 

they shall take it for their path because they belied Our signs and were 

inattentive towards them. 

[7.147] Vain are the deeds of those who belie Our signs and the Everlasting Life. 

Shall they not be recompensed except for what they used to do? 

The Children of Israel worship the golden calf [7.148- 

[7.148] In his absence, the nation of Moses made a calf from their ornaments, a 

body with a hollow sound. Did they not see that it could neither speak to them, 

nor guide them to a path? Yet they took it in worship and were harm doers. 

[7.149] But when it landed in their hands and saw that they had strayed, they 

said, 'If our Lord does not have mercy on us and forgive us, we shall be lost.' 

[7.150] And when Moses returned to his nation, angry and sorrowful, he said, 

'Evil is what you have done in my absence! Would you hasten the retribution of 

your Lord?' He threw down the Tablets, and seizing his brother by the head, 

dragged him towards him. 'Son of my mother,' said (Aaron), 'the nation 

weakened me, and almost killed me. Do not let my enemies rejoice over me; do 

not number me among the harm doers.' 

[7.151] 'Lord, ' said Moses, 'forgive me and forgive my brother. Admit us to Your 

Mercy, for You are Most Merciful of the merciful! ' 

[7.152] Those who worshipped the calf incurred the Anger of their Lord and 

abasement in this life, and as such We recompense the forgers. 

[7.153] As for those who do evil and later repent and believe, your Lord is 

Forgiving, the Most Merciful thereafter. 

[7.154] When his anger abated, Moses took up the Tablets upon which was 

inscribed guidance and mercy to those who fear their Lord. 

[7.155] Moses chose from among his nation seventy men for Our appointment, 

and when the quake seized them, Moses said, 'My Lord, had it been Your Will, 

You would have destroyed them before, and me. Will You destroy us for that 

which the fools amongst us did? It is only Your trial by which You leave in error 

whom You will, and guide whom You will. You alone are our Guardian. Forgive 

us and have mercy on us, You are the Best of those who forgive. 

[7.156] Write for us what is good in this life and in the Everlasting Life. To You 

alone we turn.' He replied, 'I will smite with My punishment whom I will; yet My 

mercy embraces all things. I will write it (My mercy) to those who are cautious, 

give the obligatory charity, and believe in Our verses; 

Prophet Muhammad was mentioned in the original Torah and the Gospel of 

Jesus [7.157] 

[7.157] and to those who shall follow the Messenger, the Unlettered Prophet 

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Gospel. He will order kindness upon them and forbid them to do evil. He will 

make good things lawful to them and prohibit all that is foul. He will relieve them 

of their burdens and of the shackles that weigh upon them. Those who believe in 

him and honor him, those who aid him and follow the light sent forth with him, 

shall surely prosper.' 

The order to believe in the Oneness of Allah and His last prophet, 

Muhammad [7.158] 

[7.158] Say, 'O mankind, I am the Messenger of Allah to you all. His is the 

kingdom in the heavens and the earth. There is no god except He. He revives 

and causes to die. Therefore, believe in Allah and His Messenger, the Unlettered 

Prophet, who believes in Allah and His Words. Follow him in order that you are 

guided.' 

The guided Children of Israel [7.159] 

[7.1 59] Yet among the people of Moses there was a nation who preached the 

truth and acted justly. 

Prophet Moses and the miraculous twelve springs [7.160] 

[7.160] We divided them into twelve tribes, each a nation. And when his people 

demanded drink, We revealed to Moses, 'Strike the rock with your staff.' 

Thereupon twelve springs gushed from the rock and each tribe knew its drinking- 

place. We caused the clouds to cast their shadow over them, and sent down for 

them manna and quails, saying, 'Eat of the good things We have provided for 

you.' Indeed, they did Us no wrong, but they wronged themselves. 

The disobedience of the Children of Israel [7.161-162] 

[7.161] When it was said to them, 'Dwell in this village, and eat of whatever you 

please; and say, "Unburdening" and enter the gate prostrating, We will forgive 

you your sins and increase the good doers.' 

[7.1 62] The wicked amongst them changed what was said for other words. 

Therefore We sent down upon them from heaven a punishment for their evil 

doing. 

The punishment of the Children of Israel who broke the Sabbath [7.163-167] 

[7.163] Ask them about the village that overlooked the sea and what befell (its 

people) when they broke the Sabbath. Each Sabbath, their fish came swimming 

towards the shore, but on other days they did not come to them. As such We 

tempted them (the people) because they had done wrong. 

[7.164] And when some asked, 'Why do you admonish a nation whom Allah will 

destroy or sternly punish?' They replied, '(Seeking) a pardon from your Lord, and 

in order that they may be cautious.' 

[7.165] Therefore, when they forgot that of which they were reminded, We saved 

those who were forbidding evil, and seized the evildoers with an evil punishment 

for that which they used to do of evil. 

[7.166] And when they had scornfully persisted in what they had been forbidden, 

We said to them, 'Be apes, despised.' 

[7.1 67] Then your Lord declared He would send against them he who would 

oppress them cruelly till the Day of Resurrection. Swift is the retribution of your 

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Children of Israel tested [7.168-169] 

[7.168] We dispersed them through the earth in nations some were righteous, 

others were not, and tested them with good and evil in order that they return. 

[7.169] Then others succeeded them who inherited the Book and availed 

themselves of the vanities of this lower world, saying, 'It will be forgiven us.' But if 

similar vanities came their way, they would again take them. Have they not taken 

the covenant of the Book, which they have studied, to tell nothing of Allah except 

what is true? Surely, the Everlasting Life is better for the cautious, do you not 

understand! 

The importance of prayer [7.170] 

[7.1 70] As for those who hold fast to the Book and are steadfast in prayer, We do 

not waste the wage of the righteous. 

The Children of Israel and the mountain [7.171] 

[7.171] When We suspended the mountain over them as though it were a 

shadow and they feared that it was falling down on them, (We said) 'Take 

forcefully that which We have given you and remember what it contains, in order 

that you keep from evil.' 

Witnessing [7.172-174] 

[7.172] When your Lord brought forth descendants from the loins of Adam's 

children, and made them testify concerning themselves (He said), 'Am I not your 

Lord.' They replied, 'We bear witness (that You are).' Lest you should say on the 

Day of Resurrection, 'We had no knowledge of this,' 

[7.173] or you say, 'Our forefathers were idolaters before, and we were the 

descendants after them, will You destroy us for the deeds of the vain-doers?' 

[7.174] As such We make plain Our verses in order that they return. 

Those who belie the verses of Allah [7.175-177] 

[7.175] Recite to them the news of he to whom We gave Our verses and who 

turned away from them; how satan overtook him so he was led astray. 

[7.1 76] Had it been Our will We would have raised with it, but he clung to this 

earthly life and succumbed to his fancies. His likeness was that of a dog, whether 

you chase it away or let it alone it pants. Such is the example of a nation who 

belie Our signs. Recount to them these narratives, in order that they reflect. 

[7.177] Evil is the example of those who belied Our verses; they wronged 

themselves. 

The guided and the lost [7.178] 

[7.178] He whom Allah guides is one that is guided, but he whom Allah leaves in 

error shall surely be the lost. 

Hell [7.179] 

[7.179] For Gehenna, We have created many jinn and many humans. They have 

hearts, with which they cannot understand; eyes, with which they do not see; and 

ears, with which they do not hear. They are like cattle, rather, they are the more 

misguided. Such are the heedless. 

The finest Names of Allah [7.180] 

[7.180] To Allah belongs the Finest Names, so call Him by them, and keep away 

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Truth and justice [7.181] 

[7.181] Among those whom We created there is a nation who guide with the truth 

and with it they are just. 

Those who belie the verses of Allah [7.182-186] 

[7.1 82] As for those who belie Our verses, We will draw them on little by little, 

from where they cannot tell; 

[7.183] and I respite them, My stratagem is firm. 

[7.184] Have they not reflected? There is no madness in their companion, he is 

but a plain warner. 

[7.185] Will they not ponder upon the kingdom of the heavens and the earth, and 

all that Allah created, and that it may be that their term is drawing near? So, in 

which speech will they believe thereafter? 

[7.186] None can guide those whom Allah leaves in error. He leaves them in their 

insolence, wandering blindly. 

When will the end of the world arrive? [7.187] 

[7.1 87] They ask you about the Hour and when it is to come. Say, 'None knows 

except my Lord. He alone will reveal it at the appointed time. It is heavy in the 

heavens and earth. It will not come to you but suddenly.' They will question you, 

as though you had full knowledge of it. Say, 'Its knowledge is with Allah, though 

most people are unaware.' 

Prophet Muhammad; a warner and bearer of glad tidings [7.188] 

[7.188] Say, 'I do not have the power to acquire benefits or to avert harm from 

myself, except by the Will of Allah. Had I possessed knowledge of the unseen, I 

would have availed myself of much that is good, and no harm would have 

touched me. But I am only a warner and a bearer of glad tidings for a nation who 

believe. 

The ingratitude of the unbelievers and the challenge of Allah [7.189-195] 

[7.189] It is He who created you from a soul. From it He created its mate, so that 

he might reside with her. And when he had covered her, she conceived, and for a 

time her burden was light. She carried it with ease, but when it grew heavy, they 

both supplicated to Allah, their Lord, 'Grant us a goodly child and we will be 

among the thankful.' 

[7.1 90] Yet when He gave both of them (the parents) a goodly child, they set up 

associates with Him, in return for what He had given them. Exalted be Allah 

above that they associate with Him. 

[7.191] Will they associate that which cannot create a thing while they are 

created? 

[7.192] They cannot help them, nor can they help themselves. 

[7.1 93] If you call them to guidance, they will not follow you. It is the same 

whether you call them or you are silent. 

[7.194] Those whom you invoke, other than Allah, are worshipers like yourselves. 

Call them, and let them answer you, if what you say is true! 

[7.1 95] Have they feet to walk with? Have they hands to punish with? Have they 

eyes to see with? Have they ears to hear with? Say, 'Call on your partners and 

then try to scheme against me. Give me no respite. 

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[7.196] My Guardian is Allah, who has sent down the Book. He guards the 

righteous. 

False gods [7.197-198] 

[7. 197] Those whom you invoke, other than Him, cannot help you, nor can they 

help themselves.' 

[7.1 98] If you call them to guidance, they will not hear you. You see them looking 

towards you, but they cannot see. 

The median way, justice and ignorance [7.199] 

[7.1 99] Accept the easing, order with fine jurisprudence, and avoid the ignorant. 

Provocation of satan [7.200-201] 

[7.200] When satan provokes you seek refuge in Allah; He is the Hearing, the 

Knowing. 

[7.201] Indeed, when a visitation of satan touches the cautious (worshipers) they 

remember, and then see clearly. 

[7.202] And their brothers, they prolong them in error, and they will never stop. 

Koran is not only a veritable proof but guidance and mercy [7.203-204] 

[7.203] When you do not bring them a verse, they say, 'Why have you not chosen 

one?' Say, 'I follow only what is revealed to me from my Lord. This (Koran) is a 

veritable proof from your Lord, guidance and mercy for people who believe.' 

Listen to the Koran in silence [7.204] 

[7.204] When the Koran is recited, listen to it in silence in order that Allah has 

mercy upon you. 

Remembrance and worship of Allah [7.205-206] 

[7.205] Remember your Lord in your soul with humility and fear, and not with a 

loud voice, morning and evening, and do not be among the inattentive. 

[7.206] Those who are with your Lord are not too proud to worship Him. They 

exalt Him and to Him they prostrate. 

8 The Spoils - AI-'Anfal 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

Spoils of war [8.1] 

[8.1] They ask you about the spoils (of war). Say, 'The spoils belong to Allah and 

the Messenger. Therefore, have fear of Allah and set things right between you. 

Obey Allah and His Messenger, if you are believers.' 

Check list for Muslims and those who want to check Muslims [8.2-8.4] 

[8.2] Indeed the believers are those whose hearts quake at the mention of Allah, 

and when His verses are recited to them it increased them in faith. They are 

those who put their trust in their Lord. 

[8.3] Those who pray steadfastly, and spend of that which We have provided 

them, 

[8.4] those are, in truth, the believers. They shall have degrees with their Lord 

and forgiveness, and a generous provision. 

Truth [8.5-6] 

[8.5] It is like when your Lord caused you to leave your home with the truth, 

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[8.6] They argued with you about the truth after it had been made clear, as 

though they were being led to certain death while looking. 

The encounter at Badr [8.7-20] 

[8.7] (Remember) when Allah promised to grant you one of the two parties (at 

Badr), and you wished for the one that was not strong. Allah wanted to establish 

the truth by His Words and to sever the unbelievers to the last, 

[8.8] in order that He might verify the truth and annul the falsehood, even though 

the wrongdoers hated it. 

The angels at Badr [8.9-10] 

[8.9] And when you (Prophet Muhammad) prayed to your Lord for help, He 

answered, 'I am sending to your aid a thousand angels in succession.' 

[8.1 0] Allah only made it to be glad tidings and so that your hearts may be 

satisfied; victory comes only from Allah; He is Almighty, Wise. 

[8.1 1] When you were overcome by sleep, as security from Him, He sent down 

water from the sky to cleanse you and to purify you of satan's filth, to strengthen 

your hearts and to steady your footsteps. 

Angels fight at encounter of Badr [8.12] 

[8.12] And when Allah revealed to the angels, saying, 'I shall be with you. Give 

courage to the believers. I shall cast terror into the hearts of the unbelievers. 

Strike them above the necks, smite their finger tips.' 

[8.13] This is because they had made a breach with Allah and His Messenger. 

He who makes a breach with Allah and His Messenger indeed, Allah is stern in 

retribution. 

[8.14] 'That for you, so taste it, the punishment of the Fire is for the unbelievers.' 

[8.15] Believers, when you encounter unbelievers on the march do not turn your 

backs to them in flight. 

[8.1 6] If anyone on that day turns his back to them in flight, except when 

maneuvering to fight, or to join another party, he shall be laden with the Anger of 

Allah and Gehenna shall be his refuge an evil arrival. 

Allah slew the unbelievers at Badr [8.17] 

[8.1 7] It was not you who killed them, but Allah slew them, neither was it you who 

threw at them. Allah threw at them in order that He confers on the believers a fair 

benefit. Indeed, Allah is Hearing, Knowing. 

[8.1 8] Allah will surely weaken the guile of the unbelievers. 

[8.19] If you were seeking a victory, victory has now come to you. If you desist, it 

will be better for you. If you resume We will return, and even if your forces are 

numerous, they shall not help you at all. And Allah is with the believers. 

[8.20] Believers, obey Allah and His Messenger, and do not turn away from him 

when you are hearing. 

Those who hear but do not listen [8.21-23] 

[8.21] Do not be like those who say, 'We hear,' but they do not listen. 

[8.22] The worst beasts before Allah are those who are deaf, dumb, and do not 

understand. 

[8.23] Indeed, had Allah known any good in them, He would have let them hear. 

But even if He had made them hear, they would have turned away, swerving 

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The nearness of Allah [8.24] 

[8.24] Believers, respond to Allah and the Messenger when he calls you to that 

which revives you. Know that Allah is between the person and his heart, and that 

to Him you shall all be gathered. 

Sedition [8.25] 

[8.25] And be cautious against a sedition that will not smite the harm doers alone. 

Know that the punishment of Allah is Stern. 

The support of Allah [8.26] 

[8.26] And remember how He gave you shelter when you were few in number 

and considered weak in the land, ever fearing that the people would snatch you 

away; but He gave you refuge and supported you with His victory and provided 

you with goodness, so that you might give thanks. 

Betrayal [8.27] 

[8.27] Believers, do not betray Allah and the Messenger, nor knowingly betray 

your trust. 

Temptation [8.28] 

[8.28] Know that your children and your wealth are but a temptation, and that the 

reward with Allah is great. 

The forgiveness of Allah [8.29] 

[8.29] Believers, if you fear Allah, He will give you a criteria and cleanse you of 

your sins and forgive you. Allah is the Owner of great bounty. 

The plot against Prophet Muhammad [8.30] 

[8.30] And when the unbelievers plotted against you (Prophet Muhammad). They 

sought to either take you captive or have you killed, or expelled. They plotted but 

Allah (in reply) also plotted. Allah is the Best in plotting. 

The contempt of the unbelievers [8.32-35] 

[8.31] Whenever Our verses are recited to them, they say, 'We have heard them, 

if we wished, we could speak its like. They are but tales of the ancients.' 

[8.32] When they say, 'O Allah, if this is indeed the truth from You, rain down 

upon us stones from heaven or bring us a painful punishment.' 

[8.33] But Allah was not to punish them whilst you were living in their midst. Nor 

would Allah punish them if they repeatedly ask forgiveness of Him. 

[8.34] And why should Allah not punish them, when they have barred others from 

the Sacred Mosque, although they were not its guardians? Its only guardians are 

the cautious, though most of them do not know. 

[8.35] Their prayers at the Sacred House are nothing but whistling and clapping. 

Therefore, taste the punishment for your disbelief. 

The people of the Fire [8.36-37] 

[8.36] Those who disbelieve spend their wealth to bar (others) from the Path of 

Allah. They will spend it; but it will become a regret for them, then they will be 

overcome. The unbelievers shall be gathered in Gehenna, 

[8.37] in order that Allah will separate the wicked from the good. He will heap the 

wicked one upon another, and then heap them together and cast them in 

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Allah will forgive the unbelievers if they turn away from associating anyone 
or anything with Allah [8.38] 

[8.38] Tell the unbelievers that if they abandon their ways He will forgive them 

what is past; but, if they return, that was indeed the way of their forefathers who 

have passed away. 

Allah is the best Guardian and best Giver of victory[8.39-40] 

[8.39] Fight them until persecution is no more and the Religion of Allah reigns 

supreme. If they desist, Allah sees the things they do; 

[8.40] but if they turn away, know that Allah is your guardian, (He is) the best 

Guardian and the best Giver of victory. 

The spoils of war [8.41] 

[8.41] And know that one fifth of whatever you take as spoils belong to Allah, the 

Messenger, kinsmen of the Messenger, the orphans, the needy, and the destitute 

traveler; if you believe in Allah and what We sent down to Our worshiper on the 

day of victory, the day when the two armies met. Allah has power over all things. 

The encounter at Badr [8.42-48] 

[8.42] And when you were encamped on the nearside and they (the unbelievers) 

on the farther side, with the caravan below, had you made an appointment with 

them, you would have surely failed to keep it; but Allah sought to accomplish 

what He had ordained, so that by clear evidence, he who was destined to perish 

might perish, and he who was destined to live might live. Surely, Allah is Hearing, 

Knowing. 

[8.43] And when Allah made them appear to you in a vision as a small band, had 

He showed them to you as many, your courage would have failed you and you 

would have quarreled over the affair. But Allah saved; He knows the inner most 

thoughts in the chests. 

[8.44] And when you met them, He showed them in your eyes as being few, and 

decreased (your number) in their eyes so that Allah might determine what was 

ordained. To Allah all matters return. 

[8.45] Believers, when you meet an army stand firm and remember Allah 

abundantly, in order that you are prosperous. 

Obey Allah and His Messenger [8.46] 

[8.46] Obey Allah and His Messenger and do not dispute with one another lest 

you should lose courage and your resolve weaken. Have patience Allah is with 

those who are patient. 

[8.47] Do not be like those who left their homes elated with insolence and 

showing off to people, barring others from the Path of Allah but Allah 

encompasses what they do. 

[8.48] And when satan made their foul deeds seem fair to them. He said, 'No one 

shall conquer you this day. I shall be your savior.' But when the two armies came 

within sight of each other, he took to his heels, saying, 'I reject you, for I can see 

what you cannot. I fear Allah, Allah is Stern in retribution.' 

Hypocrites and their death [8.49-51] 

[8.49] And when the hypocrites and those in whose hearts was sickness said, 

'Those, their religion has deceived them.' But whosoever puts his trust in Allah, 

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[8.50] If you could see the angels when they carry off the souls of the 

unbelievers, beating their faces and their backs, saying, Taste the punishment of 

Burning! 

[8.51] That is for what your hands have forwarded, Allah is not unjust to His 

worshipers.' 

The punishment of Pharaoh and his family [8.52-54] 

[8.52] Like Pharaoh's family and those who have gone before them, they 

disbelieved the signs of Allah. Therefore, Allah seized them in their sinfulness. 

Mighty is Allah and stern in retribution. 

The favor of Allah [8.53] 

[8.53] This is because Allah would never change His favor that He bestowed 

upon a nation until they change what is in their hearts. Allah is Hearing, Knowing. 

Those who belie the signs of Allah [8.54] 

[8.54] Like Pharaoh's family and those who have gone before them, they belied 

the signs of their Lord, and so We destroyed them for their sins and drowned 

Pharaoh's family. They were all harm doers. 

Basest of creatures before Allah [8.55] 

[8.55] Indeed, the basest creatures before Allah are the unbelievers for they will 

not believe; 

Breaking of treaties and treachery [8.56-58] 

[8.56] those with whom you have made a treaty, then break their treaty with you 

every time; having no fear (of Allah), 

[8.57] if you meet them in battle, cause their example to scatter those behind 

them so that they remember. 

[8.58] If you fear treachery from any of your allies, you can dissolve with them 

equally. Allah does not love the treacherous. 

Spending in the Name of Allah [8.59-60] 

[8.59] Do not suppose that the unbelievers have outstripped (Allah). They cannot 

frustrate Me. 

[8.60] Muster against them whatever you are able of force and tethers (ropes) of 

horses, so that you strike terror into the enemies of Allah and your enemy, and 

others besides them whom you do not know but Allah does. All that you spend in 

the Way of Allah shall be repaid to you. You shall not be wronged. 

When an enemy inclines to peace Muslims must do likewise [8.61-63] 

[8.61] If they incline to peace, incline to it also, and put your trust in Allah. Surely, 

He is the Hearing, the Knowing. 

[8.62] Should they seek to deceive you, Allah is sufficient for you. It is He who 

supported you with His victory and with believers, 

[8.63] and brought their hearts together. If you had given away all the riches of 

the earth, you could not have so united them, but Allah has united them. He is 

Almighty, Wise. 

[8.64] O Prophet, Allah suffices you and whosoever follows you of the believers. 

[8.65] O Prophet, urge the believers to fight. If there are twenty patient men 

among you, you shall overcome two hundred, and if there are a hundred, they 

shall overcome a thousand unbelievers, for they are a nation who do not 

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[8.66] Allah has now lightened it for you, for He knows that there is weakness 

amongst you. If there are a hundred patient men among you, they shall 

overcome two hundred; and if there are a thousand, they shall, by the permission 

of Allah, defeat two thousand. Allah is with the patient. 

[8.67] It is not for any Prophet to have prisoners in order to slaughter many in the 

land. You want the gains of this life, and Allah wants the Everlasting Life, and 

Allah is Mighty, Wise. 

[8.68] Had there not been a previous writing from Allah, you would have been 

afflicted by a mighty punishment. 

[8.69] Eat of what you have taken from the spoils; such is lawful and good, and 

fear Allah. Allah is Forgiving and Most Merciful. 

The treatment of prisoners [8.70-71] 

[8.70] O Prophet, say to those you have taken captive in your hand, 'If Allah finds 

goodness in your hearts, He will give you that which is better than what has been 

taken from you, and He will forgive you. Allah is Forgiving, the Most Merciful.' 

[8.71] But if they seek to betray you, they had betrayed Allah before, but He has 

let you overcome them. Allah is the Knower, the Wise. 

The migrants from Mecca and their supporters in Madinah [8.72] 

[8.72] Those who believe and migrated, and fought for the Cause of Allah with 

their wealth and their persons; and those who sheltered them and helped them 

shall be guides to each other. And those who believe, but have not emigrated 

you have no guidance towards them till they emigrate. But if they seek your help 

in the cause of your religion, it is your duty to help them, except against a nation 

with whom you have a treaty. Allah sees the things you do. 

[8.73] The unbelievers, they are guides of one another. Unless you do this, there 

will be persecution in the land and great corruption. 

[8.74] Those who believe and migrated from their homes and fought for the Way 

of Allah, and those who have sheltered them and helped them they are truly the 

believers. Theirs shall be forgiveness and a generous provision. 

[8.75] And those who believed afterwards and emigrated, and struggled with you 

they are of you. And in the Book of Allah, the near kinsmen deserve one another 

(in inheritance). Allah has knowledge of all things. 

9 Repentance - Al-Tawba 

The Creator's response to the idolaters when they ask for it (punishment) 
[9.1-129] 

[9.1] An acquittal from Allah and His Messenger to the idolaters with whom you 

have made agreements; 

[9.2] 'For four months you shall journey freely in the land. But know that you shall 

not render Allah incapable, and that Allah will humiliate the unbelievers.' 

Allah and His Messenger reject idolaters [9.3-4] 

[9.3] A proclamation from Allah and His Messenger, to the people on the day of 

the Grand Pilgrimage; 'Allah rejects, and His Messenger (rejects) the idolaters. 

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you cannot frustrate Allah. And give glad tidings to the unbelievers of a painful 

punishment, 

Honor treaties [9.4] 

[9.4] except those idolaters who have fully honored their treaties with you and 

aided none against you. With these fulfill your covenant till their term. Surely, 

Allah loves the righteous. 

[9.5] When the sacred months are over, slay the idolaters wherever you find 

them. Take them and confine them, then lie in ambush everywhere for them. If 

they repent and establish the prayer and pay the obligatory charity, let them go 

their way. Allah is Forgiving and the Most Merciful. 

When non-Muslims ask Muslims for asylum it is obligated upon Muslims to 

protect them and tell them about Islam [9.6] 

[9.6] If an idolater seeks asylum with you, give him protection in order that he 

hears the Word of Allah, and then convey him to his place of safety, because 

they are a nation who do not know. 

As long as those of another faith are straight with Muslims, Muslims are 

ordered to be straight with them [9.7] 

[9.7] How can the idolaters have any treaty with Allah and His Messenger, except 

those with whom you have made treaties by the Sacred Mosque? So long as 

they are straight with you, so be straight with them. Allah loves the righteous. 

Deception and hypocrisy in unbelievers and those who repent and convert 

[9.8-12] 

[9.8] How? If they prevail against you they will respect neither agreements nor 

ties of kindred. They satisfy you with their tongues, but their hearts are averse; 

and most of them are wicked. 

[9.9] They sell the verses of Allah for a small price and bar others from His Path. 

Evil is what they have been doing. 

[9.10] They honor with the believers neither bonds nor treaties. Such are the 

transgressors. 

[9.1 1] If they repent and establish the prayer and pay the obligatory charity, they 

shall become your brothers in the religion. So We make plain Our verses for a 

nation that knows. 

[9.12] But if, after coming to terms with you, they break their oaths and revile your 

belief, fight the leaders of the disbelief for they have no oaths in order that they 

will desist. 

For many years Muslims were persecuted for their belief in the Oneness of 

Allah but they did not retaliate, why, because they obeyed Allah and His 

Prophet and waited for a verse to be sent down that permitted them to take 

up arms against their aggressors [9.13-14] 

[9.13] Will you not fight against those who have broken their oaths and conspired 

to expel the Messenger? They were the first to attack you. Do you fear them? 

Surely, Allah has better rights that you fear Him, if you are believers. 

[9.14] Fight them, Allah will punish them with your hands and degrade them. He 

will grant you victory over them and heal the chests of a believing nation. 

[9.15] He will take away all anger from their hearts, Allah turns to whomsoever 

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[9.16] Did you suppose that you would be left before Allah has known those of 

you who fought and did not take a confidant other than Allah, His Messenger, 

and the believers? Allah is Aware of what you do. 

Only believers should enter the mosques of Allah [9.17-18] 

[9.17] Idolaters should not inhabit the mosques of Allah bearing witness against 

themselves with disbelief. Those, their deeds have been annulled, and in the Fire 

they shall live for ever. 

[9.18] None should inhabit the mosques of Allah except those who believe in 

Allah and the Last Day, establish their prayers and pay the obligatory charity, and 

fear none except Allah. May these be among the guided. 

The deeds of the unbelievers are not equal to those who believe [9.19-22] 

[9.19] Do you consider giving drink to the pilgrims and inhabiting the Sacred 

Mosque is the same as one who believes in Allah and the Last Day, and 

struggles in the Way of Allah? These are not held equal by Allah. Allah does not 

guide the harm doers. 

[9.20] Those who believe, and migrated, and struggle in the Way of Allah with 

their wealth and their persons are greater in rank with Allah. It is they who are the 

winners. 

[9.21] Their Lord gives them glad tidings of mercy from Him, and pleasure; for 

them await gardens in which there is eternal bliss. 

[9.22] where they shall live for ever. The wage with Allah is great indeed. 

Believers should take rightly guided Islamic authorities as guides rather 

than family members who do not believe [9.23] 

[9.23] Believers, do not take your fathers or your brothers for a guide if they love 

disbelief rather than belief. Whosoever of you takes them for guides are the harm 

doers. 

A Muslim should love Allah and His Messenger more than his family and 

possessions [9.24] 

[9.24] Say, 'If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your tribes, the 

property you have acquired, the merchandise you fear will not be sold, and the 

homes you love, are dearer to you than Allah, His Messenger and the struggling 

for His Way, then wait until Allah shall bring His command. Allah does not guide 

the evildoers.' 

Muslims should rely on Allah rather then themselves [9.25-27] 

[9.25] Allah has helped you on many a battlefield. In the Battle of Hunain, when 

your numbers were pleasing you they availed you nothing; the earth, for all its 

vastness, seemed to close in upon you and you turned your backs and fled. 

[9.26] Then, Allah caused His tranquility (sechina) to descend upon His 

Messenger and the believers; He sent legions you did not see and sternly 

punished the unbelievers. Such is the recompense of the unbelievers. 

[9.27] Yet thereafter, Allah turns to whom He will. He is the Forgiving, the Most 

Merciful. 

Allah forbids non-Muslims to enter the Sacred Mosque in Mecca [9.28] 

[9.28] Believers, the idolaters are unclean. Do not let them approach the Sacred 

Mosque after this year. If you fear poverty, Allah, if He wills, will enrich you 

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[9.29] Fight those who neither believe in Allah nor the Last Day, who do not 

forbid what Allah and His Messenger have forbidden, and do not embrace the 

religion of the truth, being among those who have been given the Book (Bible 

and the Torah), until they pay tribute out of hand and have been humiliated. 

The false claims and desires of Jews and Christians [9.30-32] 

[9.30] The Jews say Ezra is the son of Allah, while the Christians (who follow 

Paul) say the Messiah is the son of Allah. Such are their assertions, by which 

they imitate those who disbelieved before. Allah fights them! How perverted are 

they! 

[9.31] They take their rabbis and monks as lords besides Allah, and the Messiah, 

son of Mary, though they were ordered to worship but one God, there is no god 

except He. Exalted is He above that they associate with Him! 

[9. 32] They desire to extinguish the Light of Allah with their mouths; but Allah 

seeks only to perfect His Light, though the unbelievers hate it. 

Allah sent Prophet Muhammad to raise Islam above all other religions 

[9.33] 

[9.33] It is He who has sent forth His Messenger with guidance and the religion of 

truth to uplift it above every religion, no matter how much the idolaters hate it. 

Corrupt rabbis and monks [9.34-35] 

[9.34] Believers, many are the rabbis and monks who in falsehood defraud 

people of their possessions and bar people from the Path of Allah. Give glad 

tidings of a painful punishment to those who treasure gold and silver and do not 

spend it in the Way of Allah. 

[9.35] On that Day they (the treasures) will be heated in the fire of Gehenna 

(Hell), and their foreheads, sides, and backs will be branded with them, and told. 

'These are the things which you have treasured. Taste then that which you were 

treasuring!' 

Fighting in the Sacred Months [9.36-37] 

[9.36] The number of the months, with Allah, is twelve in the Book of Allah, the 

day when He created the heavens and the earth; of these, four are sacred. That 

is the right religion. Therefore, do not wrong yourselves in them and fight against 

the unbelievers all together as they themselves fight against you all together; 

know that Allah is with the cautious. 

[9.37] The postponement of sacred months is an increase in disbelief in which 

the unbelievers are misguided. They allow it one year and forbid it another year, 

so that they can make up for the months that Allah has sanctified so making 

lawful what Allah has forbidden. Their foul acts seem fair to them Allah does not 

guide the unbelievers. 

Turning the other cheek in personal affairs is often virtuous, however, 

when it affects the rights of a nation to exist, or if that nation is inflicted by 

external injustice, turning the other cheek spells social suicide. In these 

verses, when the early Muslims faced annihilation Allah told the believers 

to take up arms and support Prophet Muhammad [9.38-40] 

[9.38] Believers, why is it that when it is said to you, 'March in the Way of Allah,' 

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the Everlasting Life? Yet the enjoyment of this life in (comparison to) the 

Everlasting Life is little. 

[9.39] If you do not go forth, He will punish you with a painful punishment and 

replace you by another nation. You will in no way harm Him; for Allah has power 

over all things. 

[9.40] If you do not help him, Allah will help him as He helped him when he was 

driven out with one other (Abu Bakr) by the unbelievers. When the two were in 

the cave, he said to his companion, 'Do not sorrow, Allah is with us.' Then Allah 

caused His tranquility (sechina) to descend upon him and supported him with 

legions (of angels) you did not see, and He made the word of the unbelievers the 

lowest, and the Word of Allah is the highest. Allah is Mighty, Wise. 

Hypocrisy and reluctance to rightfully take up arms [9.41-52] 

[9.41] Whether lightly or heavily, march on and fight for the Way of Allah, with 

your wealth and your persons. This will be best for you, if you but knew. 

[9.42] Had the gain been immediate or the journey easy, they would have 

followed you; but the distance seemed far to them. Yet they will swear by Allah, 

'Had we been able, we would have gone out with you.' They bring destruction 

upon their souls. Allah knows that they are lying. 

[9.43] Allah has forgiven you! Why did you give them leave (to stay behind) until 

it was clear to you which of them was truthful and knew those who lied? 

[9.44] Those who believe in Allah and the Last Day will not ask your permission 

so that they may struggle with their wealth and their selves. Allah knows best the 

righteous. 

[9.45] Only those who ask your permission do not believe in Allah and the Last 

Day and whose hearts are filled with doubt. And in their doubt, they waiver. 

[9.46] Had they intended to set forth with you, they would have prepared 

themselves for it. But Allah did not like their going forth and held them back, and 

it was said, 'Stay back with those who stay back.' 

[9.47] Had they gone forth among you, they would only have increased your 

burden, and run to and fro in your midst, seeking to stir up sedition between you; 

and some of you would listen to them; and Allah knows the harm doers. 

[9.48] Beforehand they had already sought to stir up sedition, and turned things 

upside down for you, until the truth came, and the command of Allah appeared, 

although they were averse. 

[9.49] Among them are some that say, 'Give us leave and do not expose us to 

temptation.' Surely, they have already succumbed to temptation. Gehenna shall 

encompass the unbelievers. 

[9.50] If good comes to you, it grieves them; but if hardship befalls you, they say, 

'We have taken our precautions,' and they turn away, rejoicing. 

Allah is our Guardian, all matters are decreed by Him [9.51] 

[9.51] Say, 'Nothing will befall us except what Allah has ordained. He is our 

Guardian. In Allah, let the believers put their trust.' 

[9.52] Say, 'Are you waiting for anything to befall us except one of the two 

excellent things (victory or martyrdom)? We are waiting for the punishment of 

Allah to smite you, either from Him or at our hands. Wait if you will, we are 

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The hypocrisy revealed [9.53-59] 

[9.53] Say, 'Whether you spend voluntarily or reluctantly it shall not be accepted 

from you; for you are a wicked nation.' 

[9.54] Nothing prevents their offerings from being accepted except that they do 

not believe in Allah and His Messenger. They do not come to the prayer except 

lazily and spend grudgingly. 

[9.55] Let neither their wealth nor their children please you. Through these Allah 

seeks to punish them in this life, and that their souls depart while they are 

unbelievers. 

[9.56] They swear by Allah that they belong with you, yet they are not of you. 

They are a nation that are afraid. 

[9.57] If they could find a shelter or caverns, or any place to creep into they will 

turn stampeding to it. 

[9.58] There are some among them who find fault with you concerning the 

distribution of charity. If a share is given to them they are contented, but if they 

receive nothing then they are angry. 

[9.59] Would that they were well-pleased with what Allah and His Messenger 

have given them, and would say, 'Allah is sufficient for us. Allah will provide for 

us from His abundance, and so will His Messenger. To Allah, we hope.' 

The distribution of the obligatory charity due at the end of Ramadan [9.60] 

[9.60] The obligatory charity shall be only for the poor and the needy, and for 

those who work to collect it, and to influence hearts (to belief), for ransoming 

captives, and debtors in the Way of Allah and the destitute traveler. It is an 

obligation from Allah. Allah is Knowing, Wise. 

Allah exposes and warns the hypocrites who say and do hurtful things 

against Him and His Prophet [9.61-69] 

[9.61] And there are others among them who hurt the Prophet saying, 'He lends 

an ear (to everything).' Say, 'He lends an ear of good for you; he believes in Allah 

and trusts the believers, and he is a mercy to the believers among you. Those 

who hurt the Messenger of Allah for them there is a painful punishment.' 

[9.62] They swear in the Name of Allah in order to please you. But it is more just 

that they should please Allah and His Messenger if they are believers. 

[9.63] Are they not aware that whosoever opposes Allah and His Messenger 

shall live for ever in the Fire of Gehenna? That surely is the greatest degradation. 

[9.64] The hypocrites are afraid lest a chapter be sent down against them telling 

them what is in their hearts. Say, 'Mock if you will; Allah will surely bring forth 

what you are fearing.' 

[9.65] If you question them, they will say, 'We were only plunging and playing.' 

Say, 'Were you mocking Allah, His verses, and His Messenger? 

[9.66] Do not make excuses. You have disbelieved after you believed. If we 

forgive some of you, We will punish others, for they were sinners.' 

Description of the hypocrites [9.67-69] 

[9.67] Be they men or women, the hypocrites are all alike. They order what is 

evil, forbid what is just, and tighten their purse strings. They forsook Allah, so 

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[9.68] Allah has promised the hypocrites, both men and women, and the 

unbelievers the Fire of Gehenna. They shall live in it for ever. It is sufficient for 

them. Allah has cursed them and for them is a lasting punishment. 

[9.69] You are like those before you. They were stronger than you in might, and 

had greater riches and more children. They took enjoyment in their share, so do 

you take enjoyment in your share as those before you took enjoyment in their 

share. You have plunged as they plunged. Those, their works are annulled, failed 

in this world and in the Everlasting Life, those, they are the losers. 

[9.70] Have they not heard the news of those who have gone before them? The 

news of the nations of Noah, Aad and Thamood, of Abraham's nation, and the 

people of Midian and the ruined cities? Their Messengers showed them clear 

signs. Allah did not harm them, but they harmed themselves. 

Check list for Muslims and a check list for those who want to hold them in 

check [9.71-72] 

[9.71] The believers, both men and women, are guides to each other. They order 

what is just and forbid what is evil; they establish their prayers and pay the 

obligatory charity and obey Allah and His Messenger. On these Allah will have 

mercy. He is Mighty, Wise. 

[9.72] Allah has promised the believing men and women gardens underneath 

which rivers flow, in which they shall live for ever. Goodly mansions in the 

Gardens of Eden, and the pleasure from Allah which is greater. That is the 

greatest winning. 

Characteristics of the unbelievers and hypocrites together with their status 

with Allah [9.73-80] 

[9.73] O Prophet, struggle with the unbelievers and the hypocrites and be harsh 

with them. Gehenna shall be their refuge an evil arrival. 

[9.74] They swear by Allah that they said nothing. Yet they did utter the word of 

disbelief and disbelieved after they had submitted. They intended what they 

never attained to, and took revenge only that Allah enriched them, and His 

Messenger, of His Bounty. If they repent, it will indeed be better for them; but if 

they turn away, Allah will sternly punish them both in this world and in the 

Everlasting Life. They have none on earth to protect or help them. 

[9.75] Some of them have made a covenant with Allah, 'If Allah gives to us of His 

bounty, we will give charity and be of the righteous.' 

[9.76] But when Allah had bestowed His bounty on them they became greedy 

and turned away, swerving aside. 

[9.77] He has caused hypocrisy to be in their hearts till the Day they meet Him, 

because they have changed what they promised Allah and because they were 

liars. 

[9.78] Did they not know that Allah knows their secret and what they conspire 

together, and that Allah knows all the unseen? 

[9.79] As for those who taunt the believers who give charity voluntarily, and scoff 

at those who give according to their means, Allah will scoff at them. Theirs shall 

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[9.80] (It is the same) whether or not you beg forgiveness for them. If you beg 

forgiveness for them seventy times Allah will not forgive them, for they have 

disbelieved in Allah and His Messenger. Allah does not guide the evildoers. 

The hypocrites that remained behind at the encounter of Tabuk [9.81-89] 

[9.81] Those who were left behind were glad that they were left behind by the 

Messenger of Allah, for they disliked to struggle in the Way of Allah with their 

wealth and their persons. They said, 'Do not go forth in the heat.' Say, 'The Fire 

of Gehenna is more hot!' Would that they understood! 

[9.82] They shall laugh but little and shed many tears. So shall they be 

recompensed for their earnings. 

[9.83] If Allah brings you back to a party of them and they ask permission to 

march with you, say, 'You shall never march with me, nor shall you fight with me 

against any enemy. You were pleased to remain on the first occasion, therefore, 

you shall now stay with those who remain behind.' 

[9.84] You shall never pray over any one of them when he is dead, nor stand 

over his tomb. For they disbelieved in Allah and His Messenger and died whilst 

they were sinners. 

[9.85] Let neither their riches nor their children please you. With it Allah wants to 

punish them in this life, so that their souls depart while they disbelieve. 

[9.86] Whenever a chapter is sent down, saying, 'Believe in Allah and struggle 

with His Messenger,' the rich among them asked you to excuse them, saying, 

'Leave us with those who are to stay behind.' 

[9.87] They were content to be with those who stayed behind, a seal was set 

upon their hearts, so they do not understand. 

[9.88] But the Messenger and those who believed with him struggled with their 

wealth and their selves For them awaits goodness and those are the winners. 

[9.89] Allah has prepared for them gardens underneath which rivers flow, in 

which they shall live for ever. That is the greatest winning. 

The believers who were unable to take part at the encounter of Tabuk [9.90- 

92] 

[9.90] Some Arabs of the desert who had an excuse came asking permission to 

stay behind; whilst those who belied Allah and His Messenger remained behind. 

A painful punishment shall fall on those of them that disbelieved. 

[9.91] There is no fault for the weak, the sick, and those lacking the means to 

spend (to stay behind), if they are true to Allah and His Messenger. There is no 

way against the righteous; Allah is Forgiving, the Most Merciful. 

[9.92] Nor shall those who came to you to be provided with mounts. And when 

you said, 'I can find no mounts for you,' they turned back, their eyes streaming 

with tears grieving that they could not find the means to spend. 

The hypocrites of Tabuk [9.93-96] 

[9.93] But the blame is to be laid on those who asked permission of you whilst 

they are rich. They are content to remain with those who stay behind. Allah has 

set a seal upon their hearts so they do not know. 

[9.94] When you return, they will apologize to you. Say, 'Make no excuses; we 

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Messenger will see your work; then you will be returned to the Knower of the 

unseen and the visible, and He will inform you of what you were doing.' 

[9.95] When you return to them, they will swear to you by Allah that you might 

turn aside from them. Let them alone, they are unclean. Gehenna shall be their 

refuge, a recompense for their earnings. 

[9.96] They will swear to you in order to please you. But if you will be pleased 

with them, Allah will not be pleased with the evildoing nation. 

The innermost thoughts of some Arab hypocrites towards the Prophet 

[9.97-78] 

[9.97] The Bedouin Arabs surpass (the city dwellers) in disbelief and hypocrisy, 

and are more likely not to know the bounds that Allah has sent down to His 

Messenger. But Allah is Knowing, Wise. 

[9.98] Some Arabs (Banu Asad and Ghatfan tribes) regard what they spend as a 

(compulsory) fine and wait for some misfortune to befall you. Theirs shall be the 

evil turn! Allah is Hearing, Knowing. 

The migrants, supporters and the believing tribes of Juhaina and Muszaina 

[9.99-100] 

[9.99] Yet there are some Arabs (Juhaina and Muszaina tribes) who believe in 

Allah and the Last Day, and regard what they spend as a means of bringing them 

close to Allah and to the prayers of the Messenger. Indeed, they are an offering 

for them; Allah will admit them to His Mercy. He is Forgiving, Merciful. 

[9.100] As for the first outstrippers among the migrants and supporters and those 

who followed them in doing good, Allah is pleased with them and they are 

pleased with Him. He has prepared for them gardens underneath which rivers 

flow, where they shall live for ever. That is the greatest winning. 

The Prophet is warned that there are some hypocrites in the Bedouin tribes 

and in the people of Madinah [9.101-106] 

[9.101] Some of the Bedouin Arabs around you are hypocrites, and so are some 

of the people of Madinah who are well versed in hypocrisy. You do not know 

them, but We do. Twice We will punish them then they shall return to a mighty 

punishment. 

[9.102] There are others who have confessed their sins; they intermixed good 

deeds with another evil. It may be that Allah will turn towards them in mercy. 

Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. 

[9.103] Take charity from their wealth, in order that they are thereby cleansed 

and purified, and pray for them; for your prayer is a comforting mercy for them. 

Allah is Hearing, Knowing. 

[9.1 04] Do they not know that Allah accepts the repentance of His worshipers 

and takes their charity, and that Allah is the Forgiving, the Merciful? 

[9.105] Say, 'Allah will see your works and so will His Messenger and the 

believers; then you shall be returned to the Knower of the unseen and the visible, 

and He will inform you of what you were doing.' 

[9.106] There are others who must wait for the Commandment of Allah. He will 

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Allah informs Prophet Muhammad that a mosque has been built to pervert 
the teachings of Islam, and it is there that the hypocrites congregate [9.107- 
110] 

[9.107] And there are those who have taken a mosque to cause harm, disbelief, 

and to divide the believers, and as a place of ambush for those who fought Allah 

and His Messenger before. They swear, 'We desired nothing but good', but Allah 

bears witness that they are liars. 

[9.108] You shall never stand there. A mosque founded upon piety from the first 

day is worthier for you to stand in. In it are men who love to purify themselves. 

Allah loves those who purify themselves. 

[9.109] Is he who founds his building on the fear of Allah and His pleasure, better 

or he who founds his building on the brink of a crumbling edge so that it will 

tumble with him into the Fire of Gehenna? Allah does not guide the harm doers. 

[9.1 1 0] The buildings they have built will always cause doubt in their hearts, 

unless their hearts are torn into pieces. Allah is Knowing, Wise. 

The promise of Allah to Muslims, the believing Jews during the time of 

Moses and before, and the believing Nazarenes who followed Jesus [9.111- 

112] 

[9.1 11] Allah has purchased from the believers their selves and possessions, and 

for them is Paradise. They fight in the Way of Allah, slay, and are slain. That is a 

binding promise upon Him in the Torah, the Gospel and the Koran; and who is 

there that more truthfully fulfills his covenant than Allah? Therefore, rejoice in the 

bargain you have bargained with Him. That is the mighty winning. 

[9.1 12] Those who repent, those who worship Allah and praise (Him); those who 

journey, those who bow, those who prostrate themselves; those who order 

righteousness and forbid evil, and those who observe the limits of Allah give glad 

tidings to the believers. 

Asking for forgiveness [9.113-114] 

[9.1 13] It is not for the Prophet or the believers to ask forgiveness for idolaters, 

even though they are near kindred, after it has become clear that they are the 

inhabitants of Hell. 

[9.1 14] Abraham only asked for forgiveness for his father because of a promise 

he had made to him. But when it became clear to him that he was an enemy of 

Allah, he declared himself quit of him. Surely, Abraham was earnest in his 

supplication and tenderhearted. 

The fulfillment of Jesus' prophecy that the covenant would be taken away 

from the Jews if they did not follow the guidance he had been given [9.115- 

116] 

[9.1 15] Nor will Allah lead a nation astray after He has given them guidance until 

He has made clear to them all that they should guard against. Allah has 

knowledge of all things. 

[9.1 16] Indeed, to Allah belong the kingdom of the heavens and the earth; He 

gives life and causes death. Other than Allah, you have neither a guardian nor a 

helper. 

The three sincere penitents that did not take part in the encounter of Tabuk 

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[9.1 17] In the hour of adversity, Allah turned (in mercy) to the Prophet, the 

Emigrants (of Mecca) and the Supporters (of Madinah) who followed him when 

some of their hearts were about to swerve away. He turned to them, indeed, He 

is Gentle, the Most Merciful. 

[9.1 1 8] And to the three who were left behind (at the Battle of Tabuk), until the 

earth became narrow with all its vastness, and their souls became narrow for 

them, they knew there was no shelter from Allah except in Him. Then He turned 

to them (in mercy) so that they might also turn (in repentance). Allah is the 

Turner, the Most Merciful. 

[9.1 19] Believers, fear Allah and stand with the truthful. 

Those who love Allah and His Prophet love them more than themselves 

[9.120-121] 

[9.120] The people of Madinah and the Arabs who dwell around them have no 

cause to stay behind the Messenger of Allah, or to prefer their lives to his. They 

are neither stricken by thirst, nor by tiredness, nor yet by hunger in the Way of 

Allah, nor do they take steps that anger the unbelievers, nor gain any gain from 

an enemy, but that it is counted as a righteous deed. Allah does not waste the 

wage of the good doers. 

[9.121] Each sum they spend, be it small or large, and each valley they cross is 

written to their account, so that Allah may recompense them for their best deeds. 

Preaching Islam [9.122] 

[9.122] The believers should not go forth altogether, rather, a party from each 

section should go forth to become well versed in the religion, and when they 

return to their people warn them in order that they may beware. 

[9.1 23] Believers, fight the unbelievers who are near you. Let them find firmness 

in you. Know that Allah is with those who are cautious. 

The purified heart and the diseased heart [9.123-127] 

[9.124] Whenever a chapter is sent down to you, some ask, 'Which of you has it 

increased in belief?' It will surely increase the belief of the believers and they are 

joyful. 

[9.125] As for those whose hearts are diseased, they will be increased in filth 

added to their filth, so that they die as unbelievers. 

[9.126] Do they not see how once or twice every year they are tried? Yet still they 

neither repent nor remember. 

[9.127] Whenever a chapter is sent down, they glance at each other, (asking), 

'Does anyone see you?' Then they turn away. Allah has turned away their hearts, 

for they are a nation who do not understand. 

An insight into the character of Prophet Muhammad [9.128-129] 

[9.128] Indeed, there has come to you a Messenger from your own, he grieves 

for your suffering, and is anxious about you, and is gentle, merciful to the 

believers. 

[9.129] Therefore, if they turn away, say, 'Allah is sufficient for me. There is no 

god except He. In Him I have put my trust. He is the Lord of the Mighty Throne.' 

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In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 
Wise Book [10.1] 

[10.1] AlifLaamRa. Those are the verses of the Wise Book. 
The mission of Prophet Muhammad [10.2] 

[1 0.2] Is it a wonder to the people that We revealed to a man from among 

themselves, 'Warn mankind, and bear the glad tidings to those who believe that 

they stand firm with their Lord?' (Yet) the unbelievers say, 'This is a clear 

sorcerer.' 

The Creator and His creation [10.3-6] 

[10.3] Indeed, your Lord is Allah, who, in six days created the heavens and the 

earth and then willed to the Throne, directing affairs. There is no intercessor 

except by His permission. Such is Allah your Lord, therefore worship Him. Will 

you not remember? 

[1 0.4] To Him all of you will return together. This is, in truth, the promise of Allah. 

He originates creation, then He revives it so that He may recompense those who 

believe and do righteous deeds. As for the unbelievers, theirs is a drink of boiling 

water and a painful punishment for their disbelief. 

The signs of Allah [10.5-8] 

[10.5] It was He that made the sun a brightness and the moon a light, and 

determined it in phases so that you might know the number of years and the 

reckoning. Allah did not create them except in truth, and distinguishes the verses 

to a nation who know. 

[1 0.6] In the alternation of the night and day, and in all that Allah has created in 

the heavens and the earth, surely there are signs for people who are cautious. 

The people of Paradise and the people of the Fire [10.7-10] 

[10.7] Those who do not expect to meet Us, and are well-pleased with this life 

and are satisfied with it, and those who are inattentive to Our signs, 

[1 0.8] for them, their refuge is the Fire for what they have been earning. 

[10.9] Indeed, those who believe and do righteous works, their Lord will guide 

them for their belief, beneath them rivers will flow in gardens of bliss. 

The exaltation of the people of Paradise and its response [10.10] 

[10.10] (In it) their supplication will be, 'Exaltations to You, Allah!' And their 

greeting will be, 'Peace!' They will end their supplication with 'Praise be to Allah, 

Lord of the all the Worlds!' 

The earnest supplication of the unbeliever and his ingratitude [10.11-13] 

[10.11] If Allah should hasten evil to people as they would hasten good, their 

term would already have been decided. But We leave those who do not expect to 

meet Us to wander blindly in their insolence. 

[10.12] When affliction befalls a man, he supplicates to Us (lying) on his side, 

sitting or standing. But as soon as We relieve him from his affliction, he continues 

(in the same way), as though he never supplicated to Us when harm touched 

him. So it is, that which the sinners were doing seem fairly decorated to them. 

[10.13] We destroyed generations before you when they did evil. (When) their 

Messengers came to them with clear verses they would not believe; so We 

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The successors in the earth [10.14] 

[10.14] After them We made you their successors in the earth, so that We might 

see how you would do. 

Prophet Muhammad followed only what was sent down to him [10.15-16] 

[1 0.15] When Our verses, clear verses, are recited to them, those who do not 

reckon to meet Us say, 'Bring a Koran other than this, or make changes in it.' 

Say, 'It is not for me to change it by myself. I follow nothing, except what is sent 

down to me. Indeed, if I should rebel against my Lord I fear the punishment of a 

Great Day.' 

[1 0.16] Say (Prophet Muhammad), 'Had Allah willed, I would not have recited it to 

you, nor would He have made it known to you. I lived among you all my life 

before it (was sent down). Will you not understand?' 

Lies about Allah [10.17] 

[1 0.17] Who does greater evil than he who forges a lie about Allah or belies His 

verses? Indeed, the evildoers do not prosper. 

The claim of the unbelievers [10.18] 

[1 0.18] They worship, other than Allah, that which can neither harm nor benefit 

them, and say, 'These are our intercessors with Allah.' Say, 'Will you tell Allah of 

something He does not know about either in the heavens or earth? Exaltations to 

Him! Exalted be He above what they associate!' 

The decree of Allah [10.19] 

[1 0.19] (Before) mankind were but one nation, then they differed with one 

another. But for a Word that preceded from your Lord, it (the matters) over which 

they differed had already been decided. 

Allah sends His signs at His determination [10.20] 

[10.20] They say, 'Why has no sign been sent down to him from his Lord.' Say, 

'The Unseen belongs to Allah alone. Wait if you will I am one of those who wait.' 

The mercy of Allah [10.21-23] 

[10.21] When We let people taste (Our) mercy after they had been afflicted by 

hardship, they devise against Our verses. Say, 'Allah is more swift in devising.' 

Indeed, Our Messengers (the angels) are writing down whatever you devise. 

The supplication of the unbeliever in times of distress [10.22-23] 

[10.22] It is He who conveys you by land and sea. When you are on board the 

ship and the ships run with them upon a fair breeze they are joyful. (But when) a 

strong wind and waves come upon them from every side, and they think they are 

encompassed, they supplicate to Allah, making their religion His sincerely, 

(saying), 'If You save us from this, we will indeed be among the thankful.' 

[10.23] But when He has saved them, see how they become wrongfully insolent 

in the land. People, your insolence is only against yourselves; the enjoyment of 

this present life, then to Us you shall return and We shall tell you what you did. 

The comparison of this life [10.24] 

[1 0.24] This present life is like the water We send down from the sky. The plants 

of the earth mix with it and from it mankind and cattle eat; then when the earth 

has become lush and adorned, its inhabitants think they have power over it, Our 

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though it had not flourished the day before. In this way We distinguish Our verses 

for those who reflect. 

The House of Peace [10.25-26] 

[10.25] Allah invites you to the House of Peace. He guides whom He will to a 

Straight Path 

[10.26] for those who do good is a fine reward and a surplus. Neither dust nor 

shame shall cover their faces. Those are the companions of Paradise in it they 

shall live for ever. 

The people of the Fire [10.27-30] 

The day of Judgement [10.27-30[ 

[10.27] As for those who have earned evil deeds, evil shall be recompensed with 

its like. Abasement will cover them, they shall have none to defend them from 

Allah as though their faces were covered with parts of the blackness of night. 

Those, they are the companions of the Fire, in it they shall live for ever. 

The day when false gods forsake their worshipers [10.28-30] 

[10.28] And on the Day when We assemble them all together, We shall say to 

those who associated (other gods with Allah), 'Go to your place, you and your 

associates!' Then, We will separate them, and their associates will say (to them), 

'It was not us that you worshipped.' 

[10.29] Allah is a Sufficient witness between us and you, surely, we were 

heedless of your worship. 

[10.30] There, each soul shall prove its past deeds. They shall be restored to 

Allah, their Guardian, the True, and that which they forged will escape from them. 

The questioning of the unbelievers and their reply [10.31-36] 

[1 0.31 ] Say, 'Who provides for you from heaven and earth, or who owns the 

hearing and the sight? Who brings forth the living from the dead, and the dead 

from the living?' Who directs the affair? Surely, they will say, 'Allah.' Then say, 

'Then, will you not be fearful?' 

[10.32] Such is Allah, your Lord, the True. What, is there after truth, anything 

except error. Then how are you turned around (from faith)? ' 

[10.33] So the Word of your Lord is realized against the evildoers that they do not 

believe. 

[10.34] Say, 'Is there any (among) your associates who originates creation, then 

cause it to be revived yet again?' Say, 'Allah, He originates creation, then revives 

it yet again. How is it that you are so perverted?' 

[10.35] Say, 'Do any of your partners guide you to the truth?' Say, 'Allah, He 

guides to the truth. Who then is worthier to be followed He who guides to the 

truth or he who cannot guide unless he (himself) is guided? What is the matter 

with you, how then can you judge?' 

[10.36] Most of them follow nothing except conjecture. But conjecture does not 

help against the truth. Allah knows the things they do. 

The Holy Koran is sent by the Lord of all the worlds [10.37-40] 

[10.37] This Koran could not have been forged by other than Allah. It confirms 

what was before it; a distinguishing Book, in which there is no doubt, from the 

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Challenge of Allah [10.38-40] 

[10.38] Do they say, 'He has forged it'. Say, 'Compose one chapter like it, and 

call upon whom you will, other than Allah (to help you), if what you say is true! ' 

[10.39] They have belied that which they did not understand of its knowledge, nor 

has its interpretation reached them. Those who were before also belied. But see 

how was the end of the harm doers. 

[10.40] Some believe in it, while others do not believe it. Your Lord knows well 

the corrupters. 

Those who are guided and those who are not [10.41-43] 

[1 0.41 ] If they belie you, say, 'I have my work, you have your work. You are quit 

of what I do, and I am quit of what you do.' 

[10.42] Some of them listen to you. But can you make the deaf hear you, even 

though they cannot understand? 

[10.43] Some of them look to you. But can you guide the blind, even though they 

do not see? 

Allah is Just [10.44] 

[1 0.44] Indeed, Allah does not wrong mankind a thing, but they wrong 

themselves. 

The Day of Judgement [10.45-46] 

[1 0.45] The Day when He will gather them, (it will be) as though they had 

lingered but an hour of the Day and they will recognize one another. Lost are 

those who belied the meeting with their Lord and were not guided. 

[1 0.46] Whether We let you see some of that with which We promised them, or 

We call you to Us, to Us they shall return. Allah is witness of the things they do. 

The messengers of Allah and their doubting nations [10.47-53] 

[10.47] Every nation has its Messenger. Then, when their Messenger comes the 

matter is justly decided between them; they are not wronged. 

[10.48] They ask, 'If what you say is true, when will this promise come?' 

[10.49] Say, 'I have no power to benefit or harm myself except as Allah wills. To 

every nation is a fixed term and when their term comes they cannot delay it for 

an hour, nor can they bring it forward. 

[10.50] Say, 'Have you considered? Should His punishment come upon you by 

night or by day, what (part) of it would the sinners try to hasten?' 

[1 0.51 ] And when it overtakes you, is it then that you will believe in it, now, when 

you already try to hasten it! 

[10.52] Then it shall be said to the evildoers, 'Taste the punishment of eternity! 

Shall you be recompensed except according to what you earned?' 

[1 0.53] They ask you to tell them if it is true. Say, 'Yes, by my Lord! It is true, and 

you cannot frustrate it!' 

The condition of the unbelievers on the Day of Judgement [10.54-56] 

[10.54] If each soul that has done evil had all that is in the earth, it would offer it 

for its ransom. And secretly they will feel regret when they see the punishment, 

and the matter is justly decided between them, and they are not wronged. 

[10.55] Indeed, to Allah belongs everything in the heavens and the earth. Indeed, 

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[10.56] It is He who gives life and causes death, and to Him you shall be 

returned. 

The Holy Koran; a warning, blessing and mercy from Allah [10.57-58] 

[10.57] People, an admonition has now come to you from your Lord, and a 

healing for what is in the chests, a guide and a mercy to believers. 

[10.58] Say, 'In the Bounty of Allah and His Mercy let them rejoice, it (the Koran) 

is better than that which they hoard.' 

The provision of Allah and forgery [10.59-60] 

[10.59] Say, 'Have you considered the provision that Allah has sent down for you, 

and some you have made unlawful and some lawful?' Say, 'Has Allah given you 

His permission, or do you forge (falsehood) against Allah?' 

[10.60] What will those who forged falsehood about Allah think on the Day of 

Resurrection? Allah is Bountiful to mankind; yet most of them do not give thanks. 

Allah sees everything and nothing escapes Him [10.61] 

[10.61] You are not engaged in any matter, neither do you recite any portion of 

the Koran, nor do you do any work, except that We are witnesses over you when 

you press upon it. Not even as much as the weight of an ant in earth or heaven 

escapes your Lord, nor is there anything smaller or greater, but it is (recorded) in 

a Clear Book. 

The unchanging Word of Allah [10.62-65] 

[10.62] Indeed, there shall be neither fear nor sorrow upon the guided by Allah. 

[10.63] Those who believe and are cautious 

[10.64] there is for them glad tidings in this present life and in the Everlasting 

Life. The Word of Allah is unchanging, that is the mighty triumph. 

[10.65] Do not let their speech grieve you. All might belongs to Allah. He is the 

Hearing, the Knowing. 

Assumption and lies about Allah [10.66] 

[10.66] Attention, Indeed to Allah belongs everyone that is in the heavens and in 

the earth. Those who call upon associates, other than Allah, follow nothing but 

assumptions, (they are) only lying. 

[10.67] It is He who has made the night for your rest and the day to see. Surely, 

in this there are signs for people who listen. 

Allah does not have a son [10.68-70] 

[10.68] They say, 'Allah has taken a son.' Exaltations be to Him (Allah)! Rich is 

He. To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth you have no authority 

for this! What, do you say of Allah what you do not know? 

[10.69] Say, 'Those who forge falsehoods against Allah shall not prosper.' 

[10.70] (They take their) enjoyment in this world, but to Us they shall return, then, 

We shall let them taste the terrible punishment because they were unbelievers.' 

The story of Prophet Noah [10.71-74] 

[10.71] And recite to them the story of Noah. He said to his nation, 'O my nation, 

if my standing here, reminding you of the verses of Allah grieves you, and in 

Allah I have put my trust; decide upon your affair with your associates, then do 

not let your affair worry you. Come to a decision about me, and give me no 

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[10.72] Then, if you turn your backs, I have not asked of you a wage. My wage 

falls only on Allah. I am commanded to be from those who surrender (Muslims).' 

[10.73] But they belied him. Therefore We saved him and those who were with 

him in the Ark, and We made them caliphs, and We drowned those who belied 

Our verses. See what was the end of those who were warned! 

[10.74] After him We sent Messengers to their nation. They brought them clear 

signs, but they were not of those to believe because they had belied it previously. 

So We seal the hearts of the evildoers. 

The story of Prophets Moses, Aaron and Pharaoh [10.75-93] 

[10.75] Then, after them We sent Moses and Aaron with Our signs to Pharaoh 

and his Council. But they were arrogant, for they were a sinful nation. 

The response of Pharaoh to the miracles given to Moses [10.76-81] 

[10.76] When the truth came to them from Us they said, 'This is indeed clear 

magic' 

[10.77] Moses said, 'Is this what you say of the truth when it has come to you? Is 

this sorcery? Sorcerers do not prosper!' 

[10.78] They said, 'Have you come to turn us away from that which we found our 

fathers practicing (in order that) the domination of the land might belong to you 

two? We do not believe you!' 

Pharaoh orders the most skilful sorcerers of Egypt to compete against 

Moses [10.79-82] 

[10.79] (Then) Pharaoh said, 'Bring every skilled sorcerer.' 

[10.80] When the sorcerers came, Moses said to them, 'Cast down what you will 

cast.' 

[10.81] And when they had cast, Moses said, 'What you have brought is sorcery. 

Surely, Allah will render it as nothing. Allah does not put right the work of the 

corrupt.' 

[10.82] Allah verifies the truth by His Words, even though the sinners hate it. 

[10.83] So none believed Moses except a few of his nation because they feared 

that Pharaoh and their Council would persecute them. Pharaoh was mighty in the 

land, and one of the evildoers. 

Moses tells his nation to put their trust in Allah [10.84-87] 

[10.84] Moses said, 'O my nation, if you believe in Allah, put your trust in Him, if 

you have surrendered (Muslims).' 

[10.85] They said, 'We have put our trust in Allah. Our Lord, do not let us be a 

temptation to the harm-doing nation. 

[10.86] Save us, through Your Mercy, from the unbelieving nation.' 

[10.87] We revealed to Moses and his brother, 'Take certain houses for your 

people in Egypt. Make your houses a direction (for pray); establish the prayer; 

and give glad tidings to the believers.' 

Moses supplicates against Pharaoh [10.88-89] 

[10.88] 'Our Lord,' supplicated Moses. 'You have given Pharaoh and his Council 

adornments and possessions in this life. Our Lord, let them go astray from Your 

Path. Our Lord, destroy their possessions and harden their hearts so that they 

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[10.89] He (Allah) said, 'Your supplication is answered; so go straight and do not 

follow the way of those who do not know.' 

Don't wait for the last minute to say you believe [10.90-92] 

[10.90] We brought the Children of Israel through the sea, and Pharaoh and his 

legions pursued them arrogantly and frantically. But as he was drowning he cried 

out, '( Now) I believe that there is no god except He in whom the Children of 

Israel believe. I am of those that surrender (Muslims).' 

[10.91] (Allah said), 'Now (you believe)! But before this you rebelled and were of 

the corrupt. 

[1 0.92] We shall deliver you (Ramsis II) with your body this day, so that you may 

be a sign to those after you. Indeed many people pay no heed to Our signs! 

[10.93] (Thereafter) We settled the Children of Israel in a blessed land and 

provided them with good things. They did not differ until knowledge was given 

them. Indeed, your Lord will decide between them on the Day of Resurrection. 

Losers in the Everlasting Life [10.94-97] 

[1 0.94] If you are in doubt of what We have sent down to you, ask those who 

recite the Book before you. The truth has come to you from your Lord, therefore 

do not be of the doubters. 

[10.95] Do not be among those who belie the verses of Allah, for then you would 

be among the losers. 

[10.96] Those against whom the Word of your Lord will be realized will not 

believe, 

[10.97] even though every sign comes to them, until they see the painful 

punishment. 

Prophet Jonah [10.98] 

[10.98] Why, was there never a village that believed and its belief benefited 

them? Except Jonah's nation, when they believed, We spared them from a 

degrading punishment in this life and We gave them enjoyment for awhile. 

[10.99] Had your Lord willed, whosoever is in the earth, all would have believed. 

Would you then constrain people until they believe? 

[1 0.1 00] No soul can believe except by the permission of Allah. Upon those who 

do not understand lays His punishment. 

The unbelievers are blind and deaf to the signs and warnings of Allah 

[10.101-102] 

[10.101] Say, 'See what is in the heavens and the earth!' But neither signs nor 

warnings help the unbelievers. 

[10.102] Do they watch and wait for anything except for days similar to those who 

passed away before them? Say, 'Wait; I shall be with you among those who are 

waiting.' 

The obligation of Allah to His Messengers and believers [10.103] 

[10.103] Then we shall save Our Messengers and the believers. It is Our 

obligated duty, We shall save those who believe. 

Worship Allah alone [10.104-106] 

[10.104] Say, 'O people! If you are in doubt concerning my religion, I worship 

none of those you worship, other than Allah but I worship Allah, who will cause 

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[1 0.1 05] and, set your face towards the religion, being of pure faith, and do not 

be among the idolaters. 

[10.106] Do not pray to, other than Allah, to anything that can neither help nor 

harm you, for if you do, you will become a harm doer. 

None can help you except Allah [10.107] 

[1 0.1 07] If Allah touches you with an affliction none can remove it except He; and 

if He wills any good for you, none can repel His Bounty. He causes it to fall upon 

whosoever of His worshippers that He will. He is the Forgiving, the Most 

Merciful.' 

The guided and the astray [10.108-109] 

[10.108] Say, 'O people! The truth has come to you from your Lord. Whosoever is 

guided is guided only for himself, and whosoever goes astray, he is astray for 

himself. I am not a guardian over you. ' 

Allah is the Best of judges [10.109] 

[10.109] Follow what is revealed to you, and be patient till Allah shall judge, and 

He is the Best of judges. 

11 The Prophet Hood - Hood 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

Allah confirms the Koran is His Book [11.1] 

[11.1] AlifLaamRa. (This is) a Book whose verses are clear, and then 

distinguished from Him, the Wise, the Aware. 

The command to worship Allah alone [11.2] 

[1 1 .2] Worship none except Allah. I am for you, a warner sent from Him and a 

bearer of glad tidings. 

All will return to Allah [11.3-4] 

[1 1 .3] And ask forgiveness of your Lord and then repent to Him. He will give you 

enjoyment till a stated term and will give of His Bounty to those of grace. But if 

you turn away, I fear for you the punishment of a Mighty Day. 

[1 1 .4] To Allah you shall all return. He has power over all things. 

Allah knows the secrets of everyone [11.5] 

[1 1 .5] See, they cover their chests to conceal from Him. But when they wrap 

themselves in their clothes He knows what they hide and what they reveal. 

Indeed, He knows every thought within the chest. 

The provision of Allah [11.6] 

[1 1 .6] There is not a crawling (creature) on the earth whose provision is not by 

Allah. He knows its resting place and its repository. All is in a Clear Book. 

The claims, insolence and ingratitude of the unbelievers [11.7-14 ] 

[1 1 .7] It is He who created the heavens and the earth in six days and His Throne 

was upon the waters that He might try you, (and see) which of you excel in 

works. If you say, 'After death you shall be raised up,' the unbelievers will say, 

'This is nothing but clear sorcery.' 

[1 1 .8] And if We delay the punishment till an appointed time, they will ask, 'What 

has detained it?' Indeed, the Day will come to them, it will not be turned away 

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[1 1 .9] If We let a human taste Our Mercy and then withhold it from him, he 

becomes desperate and ungrateful. 

[11.10] And if after adversity had come upon him, We let him taste prosperity, he 

says, 'Evil has left me!' see, he is jubilant and boastful, 

[11.11] except those who are patient and do good deeds, for them awaits 

forgiveness and a mighty wage. 

[11.12] Perhaps you are leaving part of what has been sent down to you, and 

your chest is straitened by it, because they say, 'Why has no treasure been sent 

down to him, or an angel come with him?' You are only a warner, and Allah is a 

Guardian over everything. 

The challenge of Allah to those who claim Prophet Muhammad wrote the 

Koran [11.13-14] 

[1 1 .13] Or do they say, 'He has forged it?' Say (to them), 'Then produce ten 

forged chapters like it. Call, if you are able, upon other than Allah, if what you say 

is true.' 

[11.14] But if they do not answer you, know that it has been sent down with the 

knowledge of Allah, and that there is no god except He. So, have you 

surrendered (become Muslims)? 

The good deeds of the unbelievers are repaid in this life [11.15-16] 

[11.15] We shall pay those who desire the present life and its adornments in full 

for the work they have done therein, they shall not be defrauded; 

[11.16] those are they who in the Everlasting Life will have only the Fire. There, 

their deeds will have failed and their works will be void. 

Most people disbelieve [11.17] 

[11.17] Then what of he who stands upon a clear proof from his Lord, recited by 

a witness from Him and before him is the Book of Moses for a guide and a 

mercy? Those believe in it. But as for those partisans who disbelieve in it, their 

promised land shall be the Fire. Therefore do not doubt it. It is the truth from your 

Lord, yet most people do not believe. 

Lies about Allah [11.18-22] 

The greatest losers in the Everlasting Life [11.18-22] 

[11.18] And who is greater in evil than he who forges a lie against Allah? Those, 

they shall be brought before their Lord, and witnesses will say, 'Those are they 

who lied against their Lord.' Indeed, the curse of Allah shall fall upon the 

evildoers, 

[11.19] who bar others from the Path of Allah and seek to make it crooked, they 

disbelieve in the Everlasting Life. 

[1 1 .20] They are unable to frustrate Him on the earth; there is none to protect 

them, except Allah. Those, their punishment shall be doubled; they could neither 

hear nor see. 

[1 1 .21] Those are they that have lost their souls, and that which they forged has 

left them; 

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The people of Paradise [11.23-24] 

[1 1 .23] Whereas those who believe and do good deeds and humble themselves 

before their Lord, they are the companions of Paradise, and there they shall live 

for ever. 

[1 1 .24] The likeness of the two parties is as one who is blind and deaf, and one 

that sees and hears, are they equally alike, will you not remember? 

The story of Prophet Noah [1 1 .25-48] 

[1 1 .25] We sent Noah to his nation. (He said,) 'I am a warner for you, and a 

bearer of glad tidings. 

[1 1 .26] Worship none except Allah. I fear for you the punishment of a painful 

Day.' 

[1 1 .27] The unbelieving Council of his nation said, 'We do not see you other than 

a human like ourselves. We see your followers are none but the lowliest amongst 

us, and their opinion is not to be considered. We do not see you superior to us, 

rather, we consider you liars.' 

Noah debates his nation [1 1 .28-35] 

[1 1 .28] He said, 'What do you think my nation! If I have a clear proof from my 

Lord and He has given me mercy from Him, though it is hidden from you, can we 

compel you to accept it when you hate it? 

[1 1 .29] My nation, for this I do not ask you for your wealth for my wage is only 

with Allah. Nor will I drive away the believers, for they will surely meet their Lord. 

But, I can see that you are ignorant. 

[1 1 .30] Were I to drive you away my nation, who would help me from Allah? Will 

you not remember? 

[1 1 .31] I do not say to you that I possess the treasuries of Allah, and I do not 

know the unseen. I do not say I am an angel, nor do I say to those whom you 

despise, Allah will not give them any good. Allah knows best what is in their 

hearts. Indeed, if this were so then I would be amongst the harm doers.' 

[1 1 .32] They said, 'O Noah, you have disputed, and disputed too much, with us. 

Bring (down) upon us that which you promised us, if what you say is true!' 

[1 1 .33] He replied, 'Allah will bring it (down) upon you if He will; you will never 

frustrate Him. 

[1 1 .34] Nor will my sincere counsel benefit you if I sincerely desire to counsel you 

if Allah desires to lead you astray. He is your Lord, and to Him you shall return.' 

[1 1 .35] Or do they say, 'He has fabricated it (himself)?' Say, 'If I had fabricated it, 

then the sin rests upon me. I reject the sins you do.' 

[1 1 .36] And it was revealed to Noah, 'None of your nation will believe except 

whosoever has already believed. Do not distress yourself with what they may do. 

Noah builds and sails in the Ark [11.37-42] 

[1 1 .37] Build the Ark with Our seeing (and protection), and as We reveal. Do not 

speak to Me concerning the evildoers; they shall be drowned.' 

[1 1 .38] Whenever an assembly of his nation passed by him as he was building 

the Ark, they mocked him. Whereupon he said, 'If you mock us, we shall indeed 

mock you, just as you mock. 

[1 1 .39] You shall know to whom a degrading punishment will come, and upon 

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[1 1 .40] And when Our command came and the oven gushed (forth with water), 

We said (to Noah), 'Take on board (the Ark) a pair from every species and your 

family, except he of whom the word has already been spoken, and those who 

believe. And none except a few believed with him. 

[1 1 .41] He (Noah) said, 'Embark. In the Name of Allah will be its course and 

berthing. Indeed, my Lord is Forgiving, the Most Merciful.' 

Noah's unbelieving son [11.42-43] 

[1 1 .42] And so it (the Ark) ran with them amidst the mountainous waves, and 

Noah cried out to his son, who was standing apart, 'Embark with us, my son, do 

not be with the unbelievers!' 

[1 1 .43] But he replied, 'I shall seek refuge on a mountain, which will protect me 

from the water.' He (Noah) said, 'Today, there is no defender from the command 

of Allah, except those to whom He has mercy.' And the waves came between 

them, and he was drowned. 

Noah's Ark berths on Mount Al Judi [11.44] 

[1 1 .44] And it was said, 'Earth, swallow up your waters. Heaven, cease!' The 

water subsided and the matter was accomplished. And the Ark came to rest upon 

(the mountain of) Al Judi, and it was said, 'Be gone, evildoing nation!' 

[1 1 .45] Noah called out to his Lord, saying, 'O Lord, my son was of my family, 

and Your promise is surely the truth. You are the most Just of judges.' 

[1 1 .46] He said, 'Noah, he is not of your family. It is not a good deed. Do not ask 

Me about things of which you have no knowledge. I reproach you lest you 

become among the ignorant.' 

[1 1 .47] He said, 'My Lord, I seek refuge with You from asking You of that which I 

have no knowledge. If You do not forgive me and have mercy on me, I shall be 

among the losers.' 

Noah and his nation are blessed and given peace [11.48] 

[1 1 .48] It was said, 'O Noah, descend with peace from Us and blessings on you 

and on the nations of those with you; and nations We shall give them enjoyment, 

and then from Us they shall be visited with a painful punishment.' 

[1 1 .49] That is from the news of the unseen which We reveal to you; neither you 

nor your nation knew this before now. Have patience; the outcome is for the 

cautious. 

The story of Prophet Hood and the nation of Aad [1 1 .50-60] 

[1 1 .50] To Aad (We sent) their brother Hood. He said, 'My nation, worship Allah; 

you have no god except He. You are only forgers. 

[1 1 .51 ] My nation, for this I ask of you no wage. My wage is only with He who 

created me. Will you not understand? 

Rejection of Aad and Hood's reply their disbelief [11.52-57] 

[1 1 .52] My nation, ask your Lord to forgive you and turn to Him in repentance. 

From the sky He will loose an abundance (of rain) upon you; He will add strength 

to your strength. Do not turn away as sinners.' 

[1 1 .53] They replied, 'Hood, you have not brought us a clear sign. We will not 

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[1 1 .54] We say nothing except our gods have afflicted you with some kind of evil.' 

He said, 'I call Allah to witness, and you to bear witness, that I reject what you 

associate, 

[1 1 .55] other than Him, so all of you, scheme against me, then you shall give me 

no respite. 

[1 1 .56] In truth, I have put my trust in Allah, (who is) my Lord and your Lord. 

There is no crawling creature that He does not take by the forelock. Indeed, my 

Lord is on a Straight Path. 

[1 1 .57] If you turn away, I have delivered to you that with which I was sent, and 

my Lord will cause people other than you to be your successors. You cannot 

harm Him a thing. My Lord is the Guardian over every thing.' 

Allah saves Hood and the believers from the harsh punishment [11.58] 

[1 1 .58] And when Our command came, We saved Hood, together with those who 

believed with him through Our Mercy, and saved them from a harsh punishment. 

Aad are cursed in this life and the next for their disbelief [11.59] 

[1 1 .59] Such was Aad. They disbelieved the verses of their Lord, rebelled against 

His Messengers, and did the bidding of every rebellious tyrant . 

[1 1 .60] They were overtaken by a curse in this world, and (they shall be cursed) 

on the Day of Resurrection. Indeed, Aad disbelieved in their Lord. Gone are Aad, 

the nation of Hood. 

The story of Prophet Salih and the nation of Thamood [11.61-68] 

[1 1 .61] And to Thamood, (We sent) their brother Salih. He said, 'My nation, 

worship Allah; you have no god except He. It is He who made you from the earth 

and let you live upon it. Ask His forgiveness then repent to Him. Indeed, my Lord 

is near and answers (prayers).' 

Salih's nation disbelieve, preferring baseless traditions to the message 

and warnings sent to them from Allah via His prophet [11.62] 

[1 1 .62] They said, 'Salih, before this you were a source of hope to us. What, 

would you now forbid us to worship what our fathers worshipped? Indeed, we are 

disquieted, and doubt that to which you invite.' 

Salih challenges his nation [11.63] 

[1 1 .63] He said, 'My nation, think! If I have a clear proof from my Lord and He has 

given me His Mercy, who would help me against Allah if I rebel against Him? 

Indeed, you would do nothing for me except increase my loss.' 

The punishment of Thamood for their disbelief [11.64-68] 

[1 1 .64] 'My nation, this is the she-camel of Allah, a sign for you. Leave her to 

graze upon the earth of Allah and do not touch her with evil lest you be seized by 

a punishment that is near.' 

[1 1 .65] Yet they hamstrung her. He (Salih) said, 'Take your enjoyment in your 

homes for three days! This is a promise that cannot be belied!' 

[1 1 .66] And when Our command came, We saved Salih together with those who 

believed with him through Our Mercy, and from the ignominy of that day. Your 

Lord is Strong and Mighty. 

[1 1 .67] And the harm doers were seized by the Shout (of the angel), and in the 

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[1 1 .68] as though they had never lived there. Indeed, Thamood disbelieved in 

their Lord. So, begone Thamood. 

The story of Prophet Abraham and the angels [1 1 .69-76] 

[1 1 .69] Our Messengers came to Abraham with glad tidings. They said, 'Peace!' 

He replied 'Peace! ' and in a while brought them a roasted calf. 

The angels tell Abraham they are on the way to punish the nation of Lot 

[11.70] 

[1 1 .70] But when he saw that their hands did not reach towards it, he was wary 

and became fearful of them, but they said, 'Do not be afraid. We are sent to the 

nation of Lot.' 

The angels tell Sarah she is to have a son called Isaac [11.71-74] 

[1 1 .71] His wife (Sarah), who was standing nearby, laughed. Thereupon, We 

gave her the good news of Isaac, and after Isaac of Jacob. 

[1 1 .72] She replied, 'Alas for me! Shall I bear (a child) when I am old woman and 

my husband is advanced in years? This is indeed a strange thing.' 

[1 1 .73] They said, 'What, do you marvel at the command of Allah? The Mercy of 

Allah and His Blessings be upon you, O people of the House. Indeed, He is 

Praised, Exalted.' 

Abraham is told that the nation of Lot is about to be punished because of 

their acts of sodomy [1 1 .74-76] 

[1 1 .74] And when the wonderment departed from Abraham and the glad tidings 

reached him, he pleaded with Us for the nation of Lot; 

[1 1 .75] indeed, Abraham was forbearing, tenderhearted and penitent. 

[1 1 .76] (It was said,) 'Abraham, turn away from this; your Lord's command has 

indeed come, and there is coming upon them a punishment that will not be 

turned back.' 

The Story of Prophet Lot and his nation [11.77-83] 

Lot is ashamed of his homosexual nation and fears for his guests [11.77- 

80] 

[1 1 .77] And when Our messengers came to Lot, he was troubled and distressed 

for them, and said, 'This is a harsh day.' 

[1 1 .78] His nation came running towards him; whilst they were doing evil deeds. 

'My nation,' he said, 'here are my daughters (take them in marriage), they are 

cleaner for you. Fear Allah and do not humiliate me by my guests. Is there not 

one man amongst you of right mind?' 

[1 1 .79] They replied, 'You know we have no right for your daughters. You know 

very well what we desire.' 

[1 1 .80] He said, 'Would that I were powerful over you, or might take refuge in a 

strong pillar!' 

The angels tell Lot they are Messengers sent from Allah and that His 

punishment is about to fall upon his nation for their depravity [11.81-83] 

[1 1 .81] They (the angels) said, 'Lot, we are the Messengers of your Lord, they 

shall not touch you. Depart with your family in the watch of the night and let none 

of you turn round, except your wife. She shall be struck by that which strikes 

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The punishment of the nation of Lot [11.82-83] 

[1 1 .82] And when Our command came, We turned it upside down, and rained on 

it, stone after stone of baked clay, 

[1 1 .83] marked with your Lord, and never far from the evildoers. 

The story of Prophet Shu'aib and the nation of Midian [11.84-95] 

Shu'aib tells his nation to worship Allah [11.84] 

[1 1 .84] And to Midian, (We sent) their brother Shu'aib. He said, 'My nation, 

worship Allah; you have no god except He. Do not reduce the measure nor the 

scale. I see you are prosperous, and fear the punishment of an encompassing 

day for you. 

Shu'aib tells his nation to trade fairly and not to corrupt [11.85-86] 

[1 1 .85] My nation, be just in filling the measure and the scale. Do not reduce 

people's goods and do not corrupt the land with mischief. 

[1 1 .86] What remains with Allah is better for you, if you are believers. I am not 

your guardian.' 

Shu'aib's nation disbelieve, preferring baseless traditions to the message 

and warnings sent them via His prophet [11.87-93] 

[1 1 .87] 'Shu'aib, ' they replied, 'does your prayer command you that we should 

abandon that which our fathers worshipped or do as we please with our goods? 

You are clement and right-minded!' 

[1 1 .88] He said, 'Think, my nation! If I have a clear sign from my Lord and He has 

provided me with good provision, I do not desire to go behind you, taking for 

myself that which I forbid you. I seek but to reform as much as I can, my help 

comes only from Allah. In Him I have put my trust and to Him I turn in penitence. 

Shu'aib warns his nation and reminds them of the demise of their 

ancestors [11.89-93] 

[1 1 .89] And my nation, do not let your breaking with me bring upon you 

something similar to that which struck the nation of Noah, Hood, and Salih and it 

is not long since the people of Lot (were punished). 

[1 1 .90] Ask the forgiveness of your Lord and turn to Him in repentance. Indeed, 

my Lord is the Most Merciful, Loving.' 

[1 1 .91] They said, 'Shu'aib, we do not understand much of what you say to us. 

Indeed, we see you weak among us. If it was not for your tribe we would have 

stoned you because you are not strong against us. ' 

[1 1 .92] He said, 'My nation, is my tribe stronger against you than Allah? You 

have taken Him to be thrown behind you, my Lord encompasses all that you do. 

[1 1 .93] My nation, do according to your position; as I am doing; and certainly you 

will know to whom the degrading punishment will come and who is a liar. Be 

watchful; I shall be watching with you.' 

Shu'aib and the believers find mercy with Allah as the unbelievers are 

punished [11.94-95] 

[1 1 .94] And when Our command came We saved Shu'aib through Our Mercy, 

together with those who believed. (Then) the evildoers were seized by a Shout, 

and when morning came they were crouched in their dwellings, dead, 

[1 1 .95] as if they had never have lived there. Begone, the nation of Midian, just 

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Pharaoh will lead his nation into Hell for their disbelief [11.96-99] 

[1 1 .96] We sent Moses with Our signs and with clear authority 

[1 1 .97] to Pharaoh and his Council. But they followed the command of Pharaoh, 

and Pharaoh's command was not right-minded. 

[1 1 .98] He shall go before his nation on the Day of Resurrection and lead them 

into the Fire. Evil is the watering-place to be led down to! 

[1 1 .99] A curse was sent to follow them in this world and then upon them on the 

Day of Resurrection. Evil is the offering to be offered. 

[1 1 .1 00] That, which We have related to you, is the news of the villages; some of 

them still stand, whereas others are stubble. 

The unbelievers wrong themselves [11.101-102] 

[11.101] We did not wrong them, rather, they wronged themselves. Their gods 

that they called upon, other than Allah, did not help them when your Lord's 

command came they did not increased them except in their destruction. 

[1 1 .1 02] Such is the seizing of your Lord, when He seizes the evildoing villages. 

His seizing is painful, stern. 

There is either happiness or wretchedness on the Day of Judgement 

[11.103-109] 

[1 1 .1 03] Indeed, for he who fears the punishment of the Everlasting Life that is a 

sign. That is a Day on which everyone shall be assembled. That shall be a 

witnessed Day. 

[1 1 .1 04] We shall not postpone it except until a counted term. 

[1 1 .1 05] When that Day arrives no soul shall speak except by His permission. 

Some shall be wretched, and others happy. 

[1 1 .1 06] The wretched shall be (cast) in the Fire where they will moan and sigh, 

[1 1 .1 07] and there they shall live for ever, as long as the heavens and the earth 

endure, and as your Lord wills. Indeed, your Lord accomplishes whatsoever He 

will. 

[1 1 .1 08] As for the happy, they shall live in Paradise for ever, so as long as the 

heavens and the earth endure, and as your Lord wills an unbroken gift. 

The futility of following baseless traditions rather than the message and 

warning sent by Allah via His prophets [11.109] 

[1 1 .1 09] Therefore do no be doubtful as to what these worship. They worship 

only that which their fathers worshiped before them. We shall indeed pay them in 

full their undiminished measure. 

The Jews doubt the Book given to Moses [11.110-111] 

[11.110] We gave Moses the Book, but they differed regarding it, but for a word 

that preceded from your Lord, it had been decided between them; and they are in 

disquieting doubt of it. 

[11.111] Indeed, your Lord will pay each one of them in full for their deeds. He is 

aware of the things they do. 

Be straightforward and do not be insolent [11.112] 

[1 1 .1 1 2] So you and whosoever repents with you go straight as you have been 

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Seek only the guidance of believing authorities [11.113] 

[1 1.113] And do not incline to the wrongdoers lest you are touched by the Fire, 

for then you shall not be helped. You have no guardians other than Allah. 

The importance of prayer and patience [11.114-115] 

[11.114] And establish your prayer at the two edges of the day and in part of the 

night. Good deeds will repel evil deeds. That is a remembrance for those who 

remember. 

[11.115] Therefore have patience; Allah will not let the wage of the good doers go 

to waste. 

Neglecting Allah [11.116] 

[11.116] If (only) there had been except for a few among them whom We saved 

among the generations that have gone before you, some that remained 

forbidding corruption in the land, but the wrongdoers pursued the ease they had 

been given to delight in and became sinners. 

Allah never destroys unjustly [11.117] 

[11.117] Your Lord would never destroy the villages unjustly, whilst their people 

were reforming. 

[11.118] Had your Lord willed, He would have made mankind a single nation. But 

they continue in their differences 

[11.119] except those on whom your Lord shows mercy. For this end He has 

created them. The Word of your Lord shall be perfectly completed, 'I shall fill 

Gehenna (Hell) with jinn and people, all together.' 

Stories of the prophets and messengers strengthen and remind the 

believing heart [11.120] 

[1 1 .1 20] And all We relate to you of the tidings of the Messengers is that whereby 

We strengthen your heart and through these the truth has come to you, and an 

admonition and a reminder to the believers. 

Reply to the unbelievers [1 1 .1 21 -1 23] 

[11.121] Say to those who disbelieve, 'Do according to your station; we are doing 

according to our station. 

[1 1 .1 22] Wait; we too are waiting.' 

Worship Allah and put your trust in Him [1 1 .1 23] 

[1 1 .1 23] To Allah belongs the unseen in the heavens and in the earth; to Him the 

matter, in its entirety, shall be returned. Worship Him, and put your trust in Him. 

Your Lord is not inattentive of the things you do. 

12 The Prophet Joseph - Yusuf 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

Allah, Himself sent the Koran for us to understand [12.1-2] 

[12.1] AlifLaamRa. Those are the verses of the Clear Book. 
[1 2.2] We have sent it down, an Arabic Koran, in order that you understand. 
[12.3] In the sending down of this Koran, We will narrate to you (Prophet 
Muhammad) the best of narratives, of which you were previously unaware. 



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The story of Prophet Joseph [12.4-101] 
The vision of Joseph [12.4-6] 

[12.4] When Joseph said to his father, 'Father, I saw eleven planets, and the sun 

and the moon; I saw them prostrating themselves before me.' 

[1 2.5] He said, 'O my son, say nothing of this vision to your brothers lest they 

should cunningly plot against you indeed, satan is the clear enemy of the human, 

[12.6] so your Lord will choose you and teach you the interpretation of visions, 

and perfect His Favor upon you and upon the House of Jacob, as He perfected it 

on your fathers Abraham and Isaac before you. Your Lord is Knowing, Wise. 

Joseph's brothers become jealous and plot against him [12.7-18] 

[12.7] Indeed, in Joseph and his brothers there were signs for those who inquire. 

[12.8] They said, 'Joseph and his brother are dearer to our father than ourselves, 

even though we are many. Truly, our father is obviously wrong. 

[12.9] (Let us) kill Joseph, or cast him away in some (far off) land, so that your 

father's face will be left for you, and afterwards you will be a righteous nation.' 

[1 2.1 0] One of them said, 'No, do not kill Joseph, if you do anything, cast him into 

a dark pit, a traveler will pick him up.' 

The concern of Jacob for Joseph [12.11-14] 

[12.11] They said, 'Father, what is the matter with you, do you not trust us with 

Joseph? Indeed, we are sincere advisors. 

[1 2.1 2] Send him with us tomorrow to frolic and play. We will look after him.' 

[12.13] He said, 'It grieves me to let him go with you, for I fear lest the wolf should 

devour him when you are not paying attention to him.' 

[12.14] They said, 'We are many, if a wolf devours him, then we are losers!' 

Joseph is consoled in the well [12.15] 

[1 2.1 5] When they went with him, they agreed to put him in the bottom of a well. 

We revealed to him, 'You shall tell them of what they did when they are not 

aware (it is you).' 

Jacob disbelieves the lie of his sons [12.16-19] 

[1 2.1 6] At nightfall, they returned weeping to their father. 

[1 2.1 7] They said, 'We went racing and left Joseph with our things. The wolf 

devoured him, but you will not believe us, though we speak the truth.' 

[12.18] And they brought his shirt (stained) with blood, a lie. He said, 'No, your 

souls have tempted you to do something. But come sweet patience! The help of 

Allah is always there to seek against that which you describe.' 

Joseph is discovered in the well and sold [12.19-20] 

[1 2.1 9] Thereafter travelers came, and sent their waterman. And when he had let 

down his pail, (he cried,) 'Rejoice, a boy!' Then they concealed him among their 

merchandise, but Allah knew what they did. 

[12.20] Then, they sold him for a trifling price, a number of dirhams, because they 

considered him to be of little value. 

Joseph's new home in Egypt [12.21] 

[12.21] The Egyptian that bought him said to his wife, 'Make his stay honorable. 

He may benefit us, or take him for our son.' As such We established Joseph in 

the land, so that We might teach him the interpretation of visions. Allah prevails 

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Allah gives Joseph judgment and knowledge [12.22] 

[12.22] And when he reached maturity, We bestowed on him judgment and 

knowledge. As such We recompense those who do good. 

Joseph refuses to be seduced by the governor's wife [12.23-35] 

[12.23] And she, in whose house he was, sought to seduce him and closed the 

doors saying, 'Come!' 'In Allah is my refuge!' he replied. 'My Lord has made my 

dwelling a good one. Harm doers never prosper.' 

[12.24] She desired him, had he not been shown the proof of his Lord he would 

have taken her. But We turned him away from evil and abomination, for he was 

one of Our sincere worshipers. 

[12.25] They raced to the door and she tore his shirt from behind. And by the 

door, they met her husband whereupon she said, 'What is the recompense of 

one whose intent is evil against your people other than being imprisoned, or 

sternly punished!' 

[1 2.26] He (Joseph) said, 'It was she who sought to seduce me,' and a witness 

(an infant) of her people bore witness, saying, 'If his shirt is torn from the front, 

she is speaking the truth and he is one of the liars, 

[12.27] but, if his shirt is torn from behind, she lied, and he is of the truthful.' 

The governor believes that Joseph is innocent [12.28-29] 

[1 2.28] And when he saw his shirt torn at the back, he said, 'This is one of your 

(women's) guiles. Your guile, (O woman), is great indeed! 

[12.29] Joseph, turn away from this. And you, ask forgiveness for your sin. You 

are indeed one of the sinners.' 

Joseph and the banquet [12.30-34] 

[12.30] Certain women in the city said, 'The Governor's wife has sought to 

seduce her servant. He has made her heart stricken with love for him. Clearly, 

we perceive her to be in error.' 

[12.31] When she heard of their sly whispers, she sent for them and prepared a 

banquet. To each she gave a knife, (then called Joseph saying,) 'Come and 

attend to them.' When they saw him, they were so taken with him that they cut 

their hands, and said, 'Allah save us! This is no mortal, he is no other but a noble 

angel!' 

[12.32] Whereupon she said, 'Now you see, this is he on whose account you 

blamed me. Yes, I sought to seduce him, but he was unyielding. If he declines to 

do what I command, he shall be imprisoned and be one of the humiliated.' 

The supplication of Joseph [12.33-34] 

[12.33] He supplicated, 'Lord, prison is dearer to me than that to which they invite 

me. Yet if You do not shield me from their guile I shall yield to them and be one 

of the ignorant.' 

[12.34] His Lord answered him and He turned their guile away from him. Indeed, 

He is the Hearer, the Knower. 

The imprisonment of Joseph [12.35-54] 

[12.35] Then it seemed good to them, even after they had seen the signs, that 

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Joseph interprets the visions of his fellow prisoners [12.36-42] 

[12.36] Two young men went to prison with him. One of them said, 'I saw (in a 

vision) that I was pressing grapes.' And the other said, 'I saw (in a vision) that I 

was carrying bread upon my head, and that birds ate of it. Tell us its 

interpretation, for we can see you are among the good.' 

Joseph rejects those who do not believe in Allah and the Everlasting Life 

[12.37-40] 

[12.37] He said, 'Before any food comes to feed either of you, I will give you its 

interpretation. That which I will tell you has been taught to me by Allah. I reject 

the belief of a nation who do not believe in Allah and disbelieve in the Everlasting 

Life. 

[1 2.38] I follow the creed of my fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It is not for 

us to associate anything with Allah. Such is the favor of Allah to us, and to 

mankind. Yet most people do not give thanks. 

[12.39] My fellow prisoners, say which is better, many gods at variance, or Allah 

the One, the Conqueror? 

[12.40] That which you worship, other than Him, are nothing but names which 

you and your fathers have named and for which Allah has sent down no 

authority. Judgement rests with Allah alone. He has commanded you to worship 

none except Him. That is the right religion, yet most people do not know. 

[12.41] My fellow prisoners, one of you will pour wine for his lord whereas the 

other will be crucified, and birds will peck at his head. The matter you inquired 

about has been decided. 

[1 2.42] And he said to the one of the two who he knew would be saved, 'Mention 

me in the presence of your lord.' But satan made him forget to mention him to his 

master, so that he remained in prison for a certain number years. 

Joseph interprets the vision of the king [12.43-49] 

[12.43] The king said, 'I saw in a vision seven fatted cows being devoured by 

seven lean ones; and seven green ears of corn and seven others withered. My 

counselors, tell me the meaning of my vision, if you can interpret visions.' 

[12.44] They said, 'They are confused nightmares, nor do we know anything of 

the interpretation of visions.' 

[12.45] After all that time, the one of the two who had been saved remembered, 

he said, 'I will interpret it for you, so let me go.' 

[12.46] (He said,) 'Joseph, the truthful, tell us of the seven fatted cows that were 

devoured by seven lean ones also of the seven green ears of corn and the other 

seven which were withered, so that I can go back to the people and then they will 

then know.' 

[1 2.47] He replied, 'You shall sow for seven years as is your way. Leave in the 

ear (of corn) you reap, except a little which you eat. 

[12.48] Thereafter, seven hard years will come upon you, which will consume all 

but little of that which you have stored. 

[12.49] Then, there will come a year in which people are helped, in which the 

people will press.' 



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Joseph's name is cleared [12.50-53] 

[12.50] The king said, 'Bring him before me.' But when the king's envoy came to 

him, he said, 'Go back to your lord and ask him, "What about the women who cut 

their hands. Indeed, my Lord knows their guile.' 

[12.51] 'What was your business, women,' he asked, 'when you solicited 

Joseph?' 'Allah save us!' they replied, 'We know no evil against him.' The 

Governor's wife said, 'The truth has been discovered at last; I solicited him; he is 

among the truthful. 

[12.52] This (I have done) so that he will know I did not secretly betray him, and 

that Allah does not guide the guile of the treacherous. 

[12.53] Yet I do not consider my soul was innocent, surely the soul incites to evil 

except to whom my Lord has mercy; indeed, my Lord is Forgiving, the Most 

Merciful.' 

Joseph is made guardian of the storehouses of Egypt by the king [12.54-57] 

[12.54] The king said, 'Bring him before me. I will assign him to myself.' And 

when he had spoken with him he said, 'Today, you are firmly established in both 

our favor and trust.' 

[12.55] He (Joseph) said, 'Give me charge of the storehouses of the land, I am a 

knowledgeable guardian.' 

Allah never wastes the wage of the righteous [12.56-57] 

[12.56] And as such We established Joseph in the land to live wherever he liked. 

We bestow Our Mercy on whom We will, and We never waste the wage of the 

righteous. 

[12.57] Indeed, the reward of the Everlasting Life is better for those who believe 

and are cautious. 

Joseph is not recognized by his brothers [12.58] 

[12.58] Joseph's brothers came and presented themselves before him. He 

recognized them, but they did not know him. 

Joseph tells his brothers to bring Benjamin to him [12.59-67] 

[12.59] And when he had given them their provisions, he said, 'Bring me a certain 

brother from your father. Do you not see that I give just measure and am the best 

of hosts? 

[12.60] If you do not bring him to me, you shall receive no measure (of corn) from 

me, nor shall you come near me (again).' 

[1 2.61 ] They replied, 'We will ask our father for him. This we will surely do.' 

[12.62] Then he said to his attendants, 'Put their merchandise in their 

saddlebags, hopefully they will recognize it when they return to their people. 

Perhaps they will come back.' 

Joseph's brothers tell their father of Joseph's request [12.63-68] 

[12.63] When they returned to their father, they said, 'Father, we have been 

denied the measure. Send our brother with us and we shall receive our measure. 

We will indeed look after him.' 

[12.64] He replied, 'Am I to trust you with him as I once trusted you with his 

brother? Why, Allah is the Best of guardians, and He is the Most Merciful of the 

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[12.65] When they opened their saddlebags, they found that their merchandise 

had been given back to them. 'Father,' they said 'what more do we desire? Look, 

our merchandise has been returned to us. We will receive provisions for our 

family and we will look after our brother. We shall receive an extra camel-load, 

that is an easy measure.' 

[12.66] He replied, 'I will never send him with you until you swear by Allah that 

you will bring him back to me, unless you are prevented.' And when they had 

given him their oath, he said, 'Allah is the Guardian of what we say.' 

[12. 67] Then he said, 'My sons, do not enter from one gate. Enter through 

different gates. I cannot be of any help to you against Allah; judgement belongs 

to Allah alone. In Him I have put my trust. In Him let all put their trust.' 

[12.68] And when they entered from where their father had instructed them, 

nothing helped them against (the decree of) Allah. It was but a need in Jacob's 

soul which he had fulfilled. He possessed knowledge because of what We had 

taught him, though most people do not know. 

Joseph makes himself known to his brother [12.69] 

[12.69] When they presented themselves before Joseph, he took his brother in 

his arms, and said, 'I am your brother. Do not grieve at what they did.' 

Allah directs Joseph to hide a goblet in his brother's saddlebag [12.70-79] 

[12.70] And when he had given them their provisions, he hid a drinking-cup in his 

brother's saddlebag. Then a herald called out after them, 'Cameleers, you are 

thieves!' 

[12.71] They turned back and asked, 'What have you lost?' 

[12.72] 'We are missing the goblet of the king,' he replied. 'Whosoever restores it 

shall have a camel load, that I guarantee.' 

[1 2.73] 'By Allah,' they said, 'you know we did not come to do evil in this land. We 

are not thieves.' 

[12.74] They said, 'What shall be the recompense, if you prove to be lying?' 

[12.75] They replied, 'Its recompense in whosoever's saddle bag it is found, he 

shall be its recompense. As such we punish the harm doers.' 

[12.76] He searched their bags before his brother's and then took out the goblet 

from his brother's bag. As such We directed Joseph. By the king's law he had no 

right to seize his brother unless Allah willed otherwise. We raise whom We will in 

rank; over every knowledgeable person is One who knows. 

[1 2.77] They said, 'If he is a thief know then that a brother of his has committed 

theft before him.' But Joseph kept it secret and did not reveal it to them. He said, 

'You are in a worse position. And Allah knows well what you describe.' 

[12.78] They said, 'Mighty prince, his father is old, advanced in years, take one of 

us instead of him. We can see you are amongst the good doers.' 

[12.79] He replied, 'Allah forbid that we should seize any but he with whom our 

property was found, for then we should be harm doers.' 

Joseph's brothers return to their father, Jacob [12.80-87] 

[12.80] When they despaired of him, they went in private to confer together. The 

eldest said, 'Do you not know that your father took a pledge from you in the 

Name of Allah, and that you failed before regarding Joseph? I shall never stir 



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from this land until my father gives me leave or Allah makes known to me His 

judgement, He is the Best of judges. 

[1 2.81 ] Return, all of you to your father and say to him, "Father, your son has 

committed a theft. We testify only to what we know. How could we guard against 

the unforeseen? 

[12.82] Ask the village where we were and the caravan in which we traveled, we 

speak the truth."' 

[12.83] 'No' he (Jacob) said, 'your souls have tempted you to do something. But 

come sweet patience. Allah may bring them all to me. He alone is the Knowing, 

the Wise.' 

The grief of Jacob [12.84-87] 

[12.84] And he turned away and said, 'Alas for Joseph!' His eyes turned white 

with the grief he repressed within him. 

[12.85] They said, 'By Allah, will you not cease to mention Joseph until you are 

consumed, or are among the perishing?' 

[12.86] He replied, 'I complain to Allah of my anguish and sadness. I know from 

Allah what you do not know. 

[12.87] Go and seek news of Joseph and his brother. Do not despair of the 

Comfort of Allah, none but unbelievers despair of the Comfort of Allah.' 

Joseph reveals his identity to his brothers [12.88-92] 

[12.88] And when they presented themselves before him they said, 'O mighty 

prince, we and our people are afflicted with distress. We have brought but little 

merchandise. Fill up the measure, and be charitable to us; Allah rewards the 

charitable.' 

[12.89] 'Do you know' he replied, 'what you did to Joseph and his brother in your 

ignorance?' 

[12.90] They said, 'Are you Joseph?' 'I am Joseph,' he answered, 'and this is my 

brother. Allah has been gracious to us. Those who keep from evil and are 

patient, indeed, Allah does not let the wage of the good doers go to waste.' 

[12.91] 'By Allah,' they said, 'Allah has preferred you above us all. We have 

indeed been sinful.' 

[12.92] He replied, 'Let no reproach be on you this day. Allah will forgive you He 

is the Most Merciful of the merciful. 

Joseph tells his brothers to return home and bring the rest of his family to 

Egypt [12.93-100] 

[12.93] Go, take this shirt of mine and cast it over my father's face, he will recover 

his sight. Then return to me with all your family.' 

Jacob smells Joseph's fragrance before his brothers arrive with his shirt 

[12.94-98] 

[12.94] As the caravan departed, their father said, 'I smell the scent of Joseph, 

unless you think I am foolish.' 

[12.95] 'By Allah, 'they said, 'this is but your old illusion.' 

[12.96] And when the bearer of glad tidings arrived, he laid Joseph's shirt over 

him, and he saw once again. He said, 'Did I not tell you that I know from Allah 

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[12.97] His sons said, 'Father, ask forgiveness for our sins. We have indeed been 

sinners.' 

[12.98] He said, 'I shall ask my Lord to forgive you. He is Forgiving, the Most 

Merciful.' 

Joseph's vision is fulfilled as his family are established in Egypt [12.99-101] 

[12.99] And when they entered before Joseph, he took his father and mother into 

his arms and said, 'Welcome to Egypt, safe, if Allah wills!' 

[12.100] He lifted his parents to the throne, and (the others) bowed before him. 

Joseph said to his father, 'This is the meaning of my vision of long ago, my Lord 

has verified it. He has been gracious to me. He brought me out of prison and 

brought you out of the desert after satan had corrupted (the relationship) 

between me and my brothers. My Lord is Gentle to whom He will. He alone is the 

Knower, the Wise. 

Joseph supplicates to Allah to be permitted to die in submission (as a 

Muslim [12.101] 

[12.101] Lord, You have given me the kingdom and taught me to interpret 

visions. Originator of the heavens and the earth, my Guardian in this world and in 

the Everlasting Life. Let me die in submission (as a Muslim) and let me join the 

righteous.' 

[1 2.1 02] That is of the news We reveal to you of the unseen. You were not 

present when they agreed upon their plan, scheming. 

Most people do not believe in Allah, but associate others with Him [12.103- 

107] 

[12.103] Even though you are so eager, most people will not believe. 

[12.104] You shall ask no wage for it. It is nothing except a reminder to all 

mankind. 

The signs of Allah [12.105-106] 

[12.105] How many signs in the heavens and earth do they pass by and turn 

away from. 

[1 2.1 06] And most of them do not believe in Allah, but they associate others with 

Him. 

[1 2.1 07] Do they feel secure that the punishment of Allah will envelop them, or 

that the Hour will overtake them suddenly when they are unaware? 

Prophet Muhammad calls to Allah with sure knowledge [12.108-109] 

[12.108] Say, 'This is my Path. I call to Allah with sure knowledge, I and my 

followers. Exaltations be to Allah! I am not among the idolaters. ' 

[1 2.1 09] We did not send any before you from the inhabitants of the village, but 

men to whom a revelation was sent. Have they not traveled in the land and seen 

what was the end of those before them? Better is the dwelling in the Everlasting 

Life for those who keep from evil. Do you not understand? 

When the messengers of Allah were belied Allah sent down His help 

[12.110] 

[1 2.1 1 0] And when at length Our Messengers despaired and reckoned that they 

would be belied, Our help came down to them, saving whom We pleased. Our 

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The stories in the Koran were sent as guidance and mercy [12.111] 

[12.1 11] Indeed, in their stories is a lesson for those of understanding. This is no 
forged tale, rather, it is a confirmation of the previous, a distinguishing of all 
things, a guidance and a mercy to a nation who believe. 

13 Thunder - Ar-Ra'd 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

Allah Himself informs us that the Koran is His truth [13.1] 

[13.1] AlifLaamMeemRa. Those are the verses of the Book. That which is sent 

down to you (Prophet Muhammad) from your Lord is the truth, yet most people 

do not believe. 

The signs of Allah and meeting Him [13.2-4] 

[13.2] It is Allah who raised the heavens without pillars that you see. Then He 

willed to the Throne and subjected the sun and the moon, each pursuing an 

appointed course. He directs the affair. He makes plain His verses so that you 

will firmly believe in meeting your Lord. 

[13.3] It is He who stretched out the earth and placed upon it firm mountains and 

rivers. And of all fruits, He has put in it two pairs and drew the veil of night over 

the day. Surely, in these there are signs for a nation who think. 

[13.4] And in the land, there are adjoining plots, gardens of vines, sown fields 

and palm-trees in pairs and single that are watered with one water, yet We make 

some excel others in produce. Surely, in that are signs for a nation who 

understand. 

Disbelief in life after death [13.5-7] 

[13.5] If you would wonder, then wondrous is their saying, 'When we are dust, 

shall we be raised to life again, a new creation?' Such are those who disbelieve 

in their Lord. Their necks shall be fettered. They shall be the inhabitants of the 

Fire, in it they shall live for ever. 

[13.6] They bid you to hasten the evil before the good, yet examples have 

passed away before them. Your Lord is Forgiving to people despite their 

evildoing; yet your Lord is Stern in retribution. 

[13.7] The unbelievers say, 'Why has no sign been sent down to him from his 

Lord?' You are only a warner, and there is a guide for every nation. 

Allah knows and sees all things [13.8-9] 

[13.8] Allah knows what every female bears, and what shrinks and swells the 

womb. And everything with Him has its measure. 

[13.9] (He is) the Knower of the unseen and the seen, the Great, the Exalted. 

Everyone has attendant angels [13.10-13.11] 

[13.10] Similar to yourself is he who conceals his saying, and he who proclaims 

it, he who hides himself in the night, and he who goes forth by day, 

There is no guardian except Allah [13.12] 

[13.1 1] he has attendant angels before him and behind him, who, by the 

Command of Allah watch over him. Allah does not change what is in a nation 

unless they change what is in themselves. Whenever Allah wants evil for a 

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The signs of Allah [13.12] 

[13.12] It is He who shows you the lightning, for fear and hope, and who 

produces laden clouds. 

The thunder exalts Allah with His praise [13.13] 

[13.13] The thunder exalts His praise, and so are the angels are in awe of Him. 

He looses the thunderbolts and smites whosoever He will. Yet they dispute about 

Allah who is Mighty in power. 

The prayers of the unbelievers go astray [13.14] 

[13.14] To Him is the Call of truth. Those to whom they call, other than Him, give 

them no answer. They are like he who stretches out his hands to the water and 

bids it rise to his mouth, it does not reach it! The prayers of the unbelievers go 

astray. 

All will prostrate themselves before Allah [13.15] 

[13.15] All who dwell in the heavens and earth shall prostrate themselves before 

Allah, either willingly or unwillingly; as do their shadows in the mornings and 

evenings. 

Allah tells us He is the Creator of everything and that He is One without 

associates [13.16] 

[13.16] Say, 'Who is the Lord of the heavens and the earth?' Say, 'Allah.' Say, 

'Why then have you chosen guardians other than Him, even though they have 

neither the power to benefit nor harm themselves?' Say, 'Are the blind and the 

seeing equal? Are darkness and light equal? Or, have they ascribed to Allah 

associates who create as He creates so that all creation is alike to them?' Say, 

'Allah is the Creator of everything. He is the One, the Conqueror.' 

The parables of Allah [1 3.1 7] 

[13.17] He sends down water from the sky and the valleys (wadis) flow each in 

their measure, and the torrent carries a swelling scum; and fire from that which 

they kindle; desiring ornament or ware, from that rises a scum like it. As such, 

Allah strikes both the truth and the false. As for the scum it is cast away as 

jetsam, but, that which profits people remains on the earth. As such Allah strikes 

the parables. 

The condition of those who answer their Lord and those who turn away 

[13.18] 

[13.18] For those who answer their Lord is a most fine reward. But for those who 

do not answer Him if they possessed all that the earth contains, and as much 

besides, they would offer it for their ransom. Theirs shall be an evil reckoning. 

Gehenna (Hell) shall be their refuge, an evil cradling! 

The description of believers and their reward in Paradise[1 3.19-24] 

[13.19] Then is he who knows what is sent down to you from your Lord is the 

truth like he who is blind? Indeed, only those possessed with minds remember 

[13.20] who fulfill their promise to Allah and do not break their pledge; 

[13.21] who join together what Allah has bidden to be united; who fear their Lord 

and dread the evil reckoning. 

[13.22] Patient men, desiring the Face of their Lord, establish their prayers, and 

spend of what We have given them in private and in public; and who ward-off evil 

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The reward that awaits patient believers [13.23-24] 

[13.23] They shall enter the Gardens of Eden together with the righteous among 

their fathers, their wives, and their descendants. From every gate the angels will 

come to them, 

[13.24] 'Peace be to you, for that you were patient.' Best is the Ultimate Abode. 

The punishment of those who break the covenant of Allah [13.25] 

[13.25] As for those who break the covenant of Allah after accepting it, who part 

what He has commanded to be united and worked corruption in the land, a curse 

shall be laid on them, and they shall have an evil abode. 

Comparison between this life and the Everlasting Life [13.26] 

[13.26] Allah gives abundantly and sparingly to whom He will. They rejoice in this 

present life; but this present life, beside the Everlasting Life, is nothing but a 

passing enjoyment. 

The hearts of believers are satisfied when they remember Allah [13.27-28] 

[13.27] And those who disbelieve say, 'Why has no sign been sent down to him 

by his Lord?' Say, 'Allah leads astray whom He will, and guides those who 

repent, 

[13.28] those who believe, and whose hearts find comfort in the remembrance of 

Allah. Is it not with the remembrance of Allah that hearts are satisfied. 

The reward for those who believe [13.29] 

[13.29] For those who believe and do good works is blessedness and blessed 

resort.' 

Put your trust in Allah [13.30] 

[13.30] As such, We have sent you forth to a nation before whom others have 

passed away in order that you recite to them what We have revealed to you. Yet 

they disbelieve the Merciful. Say, 'He is my Lord. There is no god except He. In 

Him I have put my trust, and to Him I turn.' 

Allah does not break His promise [13.31] 

[13.31] If only a Koran whereby the mountains were set in motion, or the earth 

cleaved asunder, or the dead spoken to. No, but to Allah is the affair altogether. 

Do those who believe know that had Allah willed He could have guided all 

people? As for those who disbelieve, because of what they do, disaster will not 

cease to afflict them, or it alights near their home until the promise of Allah 

comes. Allah will not break His promise. 

None shall defend the unbelievers from Allah [13.32-34] 

[13.32] Other Messengers were mocked before you but I respited the 

unbelievers, then I seized them. And how was My retribution! 

[13.33] What, He who stands over every soul for what it has earned, yet they 

made partners for Allah. Say, 'Name them. Or would you tell Him of that which is 

unknown in the earth to Him? Or in outward speech only?' Indeed, their devising 

seems fair to the unbelievers, for they are barred from the Right Way. None can 

guide those whom Allah leads astray. 

[13.34] They shall be punished in this life but the punishment of the Everlasting 

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The command to worship Allah alone [13.35-36] 

[13.35] The likeness of Paradise which the righteous have been promised 

beneath it rivers flow, its produce and shade are eternal. Such is the payment of 

the righteous. But the payment of the unbelievers is the Fire. 

[13.36] Those to whom We have given the Book rejoice in what is sent down to 

you, while some factions reject a part of it. Say, 'I am commanded to worship 

Allah and to associate none with Him. To Him I supplicate, and to Him I turn.' 

Seek only the guidance of believing authorities [13.37] 

[1 3.37] And as such We have sent it down an Arabic judgment. And if you follow 

their desires, after the knowledge that has come to you, you shall have no 

guardian other than Allah, nor yet a defender. 

No prophet or messenger could bring a sign or a miracle unless it was by 

the permission of Allah [13.38-39] 

[13.38] We have sent forth other Messengers before you and given them wives 

and descendants. Yet none of them could bring a sign except by the permission 

of Allah. Every term has its Book. 

[13.39] Allah blots out, and He establishes what He will. With Him is the Essence 

of the Book. 

The duty of prophets and messengers [13.40] 

[1 3.40] Whether We show you part of that We promise them, or We call you to 

Us, it is only for you to deliver the Message, and Ours is the accounting. 

[13.41] Do they not see how We come to the land and reduce its extremities? 

Allah judges; none repel His judgement. Swift is His reckoning. 

[13.42] Those who have gone before them devised, but to Allah is the devising 

altogether. He knows what every soul earns. The unbelievers shall know without 

doubt for whom is the Ultimate Abode. 

Those who reject Prophet Muhammad [13.43] 

[13.43] Those who disbelieve say, 'You are not a Messenger.' Say, 'Allah is a 

Sufficient witness between me and you, and whosoever possess knowledge of 

the Book.' 

14 The Prophet Abraham - Ibrahim 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

Prophet Muhammad was given the Koran to bring mankind from darkness 

to light [14.1] 

[14.1] AlifLaamRa. We have sent down to you (this Book) in order that you bring 
mankind from darkness to the light by the permission of your Lord, to the Path of 
the Almighty, the Praised. 
Those who bar others from the way of Allah [14.2-3] 

[14.2] Allah to whom belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. Woe to the 
unbelievers for a terrible punishment. 

[14.3] Those who prefer this life more than the Everlasting Life, and bar others 
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[14.4] We have sent no Messenger except in the tongue of his own nation, so 

that he might make everything plain to them. But Allah leads astray whom He will 

and guides whom He will. He is the Almighty, the Wise. 

Moses reminds his nation to be thankful to Allah [14.5-8] 

[14.5] We sent Moses with Our signs, 'Bring your nation out of darkness into the 

light, and remind them of the Days of Allah. Surely, in that are signs for every 

patient, thankful (person). 

[14.6] Moses said to his nation, 'Remember the blessing of Allah to you when He 

saved you from Pharaoh's family, who had oppressed you cruelly, and who slew 

your sons and spared your women. Surely, that was a great trial from your Lord. 

[14.7] And when your Lord proclaimed, "If you give thanks, I will increase you, 

but, if you are unthankful My punishment is indeed stern." ' 

[14.8] And Moses said, 'If you and all mankind are thankless, He is surely Rich, 

Praised.' 

The rejection of truth [14.9-20] 

[14.9] Have you not heard what befell the nations that have gone before you? 

The nations of Noah, Aad, and Thamood, and those who came after? None 

knows them but Allah. Their Messengers came to them with clear signs, but they 

thrust their hands into their mouths and said, 'Without doubt we disbelieve the 

Message you have been sent with. That which you call us to is disquieting.' 

Allah forgives those who turn to Him [14.10] 

[14.10] Their Messengers said, 'Is there any doubt about Allah, the Originator of 

the heavens and the earth? He calls you to Him in order that He forgives you 

your sins and defers you till a stated term.' They said, 'You are only mortals like 

us. You wish to bar us from that which our fathers worshipped. Give us some 

clear proof.' 

All the messengers and prophets of Allah were humans [14.11-12] 

[14.1 1] Their Messengers said to them, 'We are nothing except humans like you. 

But Allah bestows His Mercy on those of His worshipers whom He chooses. We 

cannot give you proof, except with the permission of Allah. In Allah, let believers 

put their trust. 

Put your trust in Allah [14.12] 

[14.12] And why should we not put our trust in Allah, when He has already 

guided us to our Paths? We will endure your hurt patiently. In Allah, let all who 

trust place their trust.' 

The threat of the unbelievers and the reply of Allah [14.13-14] 

[14.13] Those who disbelieved said to their Messengers, 'Return to our faith or 

we will banish you from our land.' But Allah revealed to them, 'We shall destroy 

the harm doers 

[14.14] and let you live in the land after them. This is for him who fears My station 

and fears My threat.' 

[14.15] They sought a judgment, then every tyrant was disappointed. 

Description of Hell [14.16-17] 

[14.16] Gehenna (Hell) is before him and he is given oozing pus to drink, 

[14.17] which he gulps and can scarcely swallow. Death will come to him from 

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What happens to the deeds of the unbelievers? [14.18] 

[14.18] As for the likeness of those who disbelieve in their Lord, their works are 

like ashes which a strong wind scatters on a stormy day; they are powerless over 

that they have earned; that is the far error. 

The Power of Allah [14.19-20] 

[14.19] Do you not see that Allah has created the heavens and the earth with 

truth? He can put you away if He will and bring into being a new creation; 

[14.20] indeed, that is no great thing for Allah. 

The question the leaders of the unbelievers will be asked by their followers 

in Hell [14.21] 

[14.21] Together they shall all come before Allah. Then the weak will say to those 

who were proud, 'We were your followers. Can you help us in anything against 

the punishment of Allah?' They will say, 'Had Allah guided us we would have 

guided you. It is now the same for us whether we cannot endure or bear 

patiently, we have no place of refuge.' 

satan abandons his followers [14.22] 

[14.22] And when the issue has been decided, satan will say (to them), 'The 

promise which Allah made you was true. I promised you, but failed to keep it. I 

had no authority over you except that I called you, and you answered me. Do not 

blame me, rather, blame yourselves. I cannot help you, nor can you help me. I 

disbelieved in your associating me (with Allah) before.' Indeed, for the evildoers 

there is a painful punishment. 

The people of Paradise [14.23] 

[14.23] As for those who believe and do good works, they shall be admitted to 

gardens underneath which rivers flow in which, by the permission of their Lord, 

they shall live for ever. Their greeting shall be, 'Peace!' 

The parable of a good deed and a corrupt word [14.24-26] 

[14.24] Have you not seen how Allah sets forth a parable that a good deed is like 

a good tree, its roots are firm and its branches are in the heaven, 

[14.25] yielding its fruit every season by the permission of Allah? Allah gives 

parables to mankind so that they might remember. 

[14.26] The likeness of a corrupt word is like a corrupt tree uprooted from the 

earth having no stability. 

Allah will strengthen believers with a steadfast Word [14.27] 

[14.27] Allah will strengthen the believers with a steadfast Word, both in this life 

and in the Everlasting Life. Allah leads the evildoers astray. Allah does what He 

will. 

The punishment of those who lead people astray [14.28-30] 

[14.28] Have you not seen those who exchanged the favor of Allah with disbelief 

and landed their nation in a house of ruin? 

[14.29] They shall be roasted in Gehenna; an evil establishment! 

[14.30] They set up rivals with Allah to lead others astray. Say to them, 'Take 

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The blessings and signs of Allah [14.31-34] 

[14.31] Tell My worshippers, those who believe, who establish the prayer, and 

spend of what We have given them in private and in public, before the coming of 

that Day in which there is neither bargaining, nor the taking of friends, 

[14.32] it is Allah who created the heavens and the earth, and sends down water 

from the heaven with which He brings forth fruits for your provision. He has 

subjected to you ships which, by His command, run upon the sea. He has 

subjected to you rivers, 

[14.33] and He subjected to you the sun and the moon, which are constant in 

their courses. And, He has subjected to you the night and the day, and gave you 

all that you asked of Him. 

You can never count the blessings of Allah [14.34] 

[14.34] If you count the blessings of Allah, you will never number them. Indeed, 

the human is wicked and thankless. 

The supplication of Abraham for his children and descendants [14.35-41] 

[14.35] And when Abraham said, 'My Lord, make this a land secure. Turn me and 

my children away from worshipping idols. 

[14.36] My Lord they have led many people astray. Whosoever follows me 

belongs to me. Whosoever rebels against me, You are surely Forgiving, the Most 

Merciful. 

Abraham supplicates for Lady Hagar and Ishmael as he leaves them by the 

Ka'ba in Mecca according to the order of Allah [14.37] 

[14.37] Our Lord, I have settled some of my offspring in a barren valley near Your 

Holy House; our Lord, in order that they establish the prayer. Make the hearts of 

people yearn towards them, and provide them with fruits, in order that they are 

thankful. 

Allah has knowledge of all things, hidden or apparent [14.38] 

[14.38] Our Lord, You have knowledge of all that we hide and all that we reveal; 

nothing in heaven or earth is hidden from Allah. 

Abraham thanks Allah for Ishmael and Isaac [14.39-40] 

[14.39] Praise be to Allah who has given me Ishmael and Isaac in my old age! 

Indeed, my Lord is the Hearer of the supplication. 

[14.40] My Lord, make me and my descendants establishers of prayer. Our Lord, 

accept my prayer. 

[14.41] Forgive me, our Lord, and forgive my parents and all the believers on the 

Day of Reckoning.' 

The Day of Judgement and the plight of the unbelievers [14.42-52] 

[14.42] Do not think that Allah is unaware of the harm doers work. He only gives 

them respite till the Day on which all eyes will stare, 

[14.43] when they shall run with their necks outstretched and heads erect, their 

glances never return to themselves, their hearts are empty. 

[14.44] Warn mankind of the Day when the punishment will overtake them, when 

the evildoers will say, 'Our Lord, grant us respite for awhile, we will answer Your 

call, and follow the Messengers.' Did you not once swear that you would never 

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[14.45] You lived in the dwellings of those who wronged themselves, and it was 

clear to you how We dealt with them, and how We struck parables for you. 

[14.46] They plotted their plots, but their plots are (known) to Allah, even though 

their plots were such as to move mountains. 

[14.47] Do not think that Allah will break the promise He gave to His Messengers. 

Mighty is Allah, and Vengeful. 

[14. 48] On the Day when the earth is changed into other than the earth and the 

heavens, all shall come before Allah, the One, the Conqueror. 

[14.49] On that Day, you shall see the sinners coupled together in fetters; 

[14.50] their garments shall be of melted tar, and their faces enveloped by the 

Fire. 

[14.51] Allah will recompense each soul according to its earnings. Swift is the 

Reckoning of Allah. 

Unlike the Torah which was sent for the Jews alone, the Holy Koran is a 

message for all mankind not just for the Arabs [14.52] 

[14.52] This is a message to be delivered to mankind so that they may be warned 

by it, and know that He is (Allah) One God, and so all those possessed of minds 

may remember. 



15 The Valley of Hijr - Al-Hijr 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

The power of Allah [15.1-8] 

[15.1] AlifLaamRa. Those are the verses of the Book, the Clear Koran. 

[15.2] It could be that those who disbelieve will wish that they were Muslims. 

[15.3] Let them eat and enjoy; and let their hopes deceive them, soon they shall 

know. 

[15.4] We never destroyed a village whose term had not already been decreed. 

[15.5] No nation can outstrip its term, nor do they put it back. 

The unbelievers mocked Prophet Muhammad [15.6-7] 

[15.6] They say, 'You to whom the Remembrance is sent down, you are indeed 

mad. 

[1 5.7] Why do you not bring down the angels, if what you say is true.' 

[15.8] We do not send angels except with the truth. Then they shall have no 

respite. 

Allah protects the Holy Koran Himself [15.9] 

[1 5.9] It is We who sent down the Koran, and We watch over it. 

As Prophet Muhammad was mocked so were the previous Messengers 

[15.10-11] 

[15.10] We have sent forth before you Messengers among the factions of the 

ancients. 

[15.11] But no Messenger came to them except he was mocked. 

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[15.13] They do not believe in it even though the practice of the ancients has 

already gone. 

[15.14] If We opened a gate in the heaven and they kept ascending through it, 

[15.15] still they would say, 'Our eyes were dazzled; truly, we must have been a 

bewitched people.' 

The signs of Allah in the creations in the heavens and earth [15.16-25] 

[15.16] We have set constellations in the heavens and made them pleasing to 

the beholders, 

[15.17] and guarded them from every stoned satan. 

[1 5.1 8] Except for he who steals the listening and is then pursued by a visible 

flame. 

[1 5.1 9] We have spread out the earth and set upon it firm mountains. Everything 

We have caused to grow therein is justly weighed; 

[15.20] and there appointed for you is a livelihood, and for those you do not 

provide. 

[1 5.21 ] And there is not a thing but with Us are its treasuries, and We do not 

send it down except in a known measure. 

[15.22] We send the winds fertilizing, and We send down out of heaven water, 

from which you drink and you are not its treasurers. 

[15.23] And surely, it is We who give life and make to die. We are the Inheritor. 

[1 5.24] We know those of you who press forward, and We know the laggards, 

[15.25] and it is your Lord who will gather them. He is Wise, Knowing. 

Mankind are not descended from monkeys [15.26] 

[15.26] We created mankind from clay, molded from mud, 

Jinn were created from smokeless fire [15.27] 

[15.27] and before him We created the jinn from smokeless fire. 

The story of Prophet Adam [15.28-50] 

[15.28] When your Lord said to the angels, 'See, I am creating a mortal from clay 

of molded mud. 

[15.29] When I have shaped him and ran My created soul in him fall down 

prostrating towards him'. 

[15.30] All the angels prostrated themselves, 

The pride of satan and the declaration of his intention to mislead and 

pervert mankind [15.31-44] 

[1 5.31 ] except iblis (father of the jinn) who refused to be one of those who 

prostrated themselves. 

[15.32] He said, 'iblis, what is the matter with you, that you do you not prostrate 

yourself? ' 

[15.33] He replied, 'I will not prostrate to a mortal You have created of clay, from 

molded mud.' 

[15.34] (Allah) said, 'Begone, you are accursed! 

[15.35] A curse shall be on you till the Day of Recompense.' 

[15.36] He said, 'My Lord, reprieve me till the Day they are raised.' 

[15.37] He answered, 'You are among those reprieved 

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[15.39] (satan) said, 'My Lord, for Your perverting me, I shall make (matters) in 

the earth seem most fair to them and I shall pervert all, 

[15.40] except the devoted amongst Your worshippers. 

[15.41] He (Allah) said, This is for Me the Right Path 

[15.42] over My worshipers you have no authority, except the perverse that follow 

you. 

[1 5.43] Gehenna (Hell) will be the promise for all of them. 

Hell has seven gates [15.44] 

[15.44] It has seven gates, and through each gate a portion of them belong. 

The people of Paradise [15.45-50] 

[15.45] But the cautious shall live amongst gardens and fountains, 

[15.46] 'In peace and security, enter them!' 

[15.47] We shall remove all rancor from their hearts, and as brethren they shall 

recline on couches face to face. 

[15.48] There, no fatigue shall smite them, nor shall they ever be driven from it.' 

[15.49] Tell My worshipers that I am the Forgiving, the Most Merciful, 

[15.50] and that My punishment is the painful chastisement. 

The story of Prophet Abraham and the news of his first born son, Ishmael 

[15.51-60] 

[1 5.51 ] Tell them of Abraham's guests. 

[15.52] They entered to him and said, 'Peace,' but he replied, 'We are afraid of 

you.' 

[15.53] 'Do not be afraid,' they answered. 'We come to give you glad tidings of a 

knowledgeable child.' 

[15.54] He said, 'What is this, do you bring me glad tidings even though I am 

old?' Of what do you give me glad tidings?' 

[15.55] They replied, 'In truth we have given you glad tidings, do not be one of 

those who despair.' 

[15.56] He replied, 'And who despairs of the mercy of his Lord, except those that 

are astray?' 

The story of Prophet Lot and the destruction of his nation [15.57-77] 

[15.57] He asked, 'Messengers, what is your errand?' 

[15.58] They replied, 'We are sent to sinful nation, 

[15.59] except Lot's family, of whom we shall save all, 

[15.60] except his wife. We decreed that she should be amongst those who 

remain behind. 

[15.61] And when the envoys came to the family of Lot, 

[1 5.62] he said to them, 'I do not know you.' 

[15.63] 'No,' they replied, 'We bring you (news) of that concerning which they 

were doubting. 

[15.64] We bring you the truth, and indeed we are truthful. 

Lot is told to depart during the night from the evil doing city [15.65-66] 

[15.65] Depart with your family in a part of the night and walk behind them and let 

none of you turn round. Go to a place where you are commanded.' 

[15.66] And We made known to him this decree that the wrongdoers were to be 

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Lot pleads with his people not to shame him [15.67-71] 

[15.67] The people of the city came to him rejoicing. 

[15.68] He said, These are my guests; do not shame me. 

[1 5.69] Fear Allah and do not disgrace me.' 

[15.70] They replied, 'Have we not forbidden you (the people of) the worlds?' 

[1 5.71 ] He said, 'Here are my daughters; take them (in marriage), if you would be 

doing.' 

The dreadful punishment that came upon Lot's nation [15.72-77] 

[15.72] By your life, they wandered blindly in their dazzlement. 

[15.73] At sunrise a dreadful Shout seized them. 

[15.74] We laid it (the city) upside down and rained stones of baked clay upon 

them. 

[15.75] Surely, in that there are signs for those who contemplate. 

[1 5.76] Indeed, it is on a way which still exists. 

[15.77] Surely, in that there is a sign for those who believe. 

The story of the dwellers of the Thicket and Al Hijr [15.78-84] 

[1 5.78] The dwellers of the Thicket were harm doers. 

[15.79] On them, too, We took vengeance, and they are both on a clear roadway. 

[15.80] And the dwellers of Al Hijr also belied the Messengers. 

[1 5.81 ] We brought them signs, but they turned away. 

[15.82] They hewed their dwellings out of the mountains in safety. 

[15.83] But the Shout seized them in the morning, 

[1 5.84] and that which they had earned did not help them. 

Allah alone is the Creator of the heavens and the earth [15.85-86] 

[15.85] We did not create the heavens and the earth, and what is between them 

except in truth. The Hour is sure to come, therefore, forgive them with a gracious 

pardon. 

[15.86] Your Lord is the Creator, the Knower. 

[15.87] We have given you the seven dual (verses, Al Fatihah) and the Mighty 

Holy Reading (Koran). 

[15.88] Do not stretch your eyes to that We have given pairs of them to enjoy, nor 

sorrow for them, and lower your wing to the believers. 

Prophet Muhammad was sent as a warner to mankind [15.89-99] 

[15.89] And say, 'I am the plain warner.' 

[15.90] So We sent it down to the partitioners, 

[15.91] who have broken the Koran into parts, 

[15.92] so by your Lord, We will question them all 

[1 5.93] about what they did. 

[15.94] Proclaim then, what you are commanded and turn away from the 

unbelievers. 

[1 5.95] We suffice you against those who mock, 

[15.96] and those who set up other gods with Allah, indeed, they will soon know. 

[1 5.97] Indeed, We know your chest is straitened by that they say. 

[15.98] Exalt with the praise of your Lord and be one of those who prostrate. 

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16 The Bees - An-Nahl 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 
Allah is above all that is associated with Him [16.1-29] 

[16.1] The Command of Allah will surely come; do not seek to hasten it. Highly 

exalted is He above that they associate with Him. 

[16.2] He sends down the angels with the Spirit (Gabriel) by His command to 

those of His worshipers whom He chooses, (saying,) 'Warn, there is no god 

except Me, therefore fear Me.' 

[16.3] He created the heavens and the earth with truth. Exalted is He above what 

they associate (with Him)! 

The blessings and mercy of Allah [16.4-18] 

[16.4] He created mankind from a sperm drop, yet he is a clear adversary. 

[16.5] And the cattle He created for you. In them, you have warmth and other 

uses, and of them you eat. 

[16.6] In them there is beauty for you when you bring them home and when you 

lead them to pasture. 

[16.7] They carry your loads to a land which you could not otherwise reach 

except by painful toil to oneself. Your Lord is the Clement, the Most Merciful. 

[16.8] (He has created for you) horses, mules, and donkeys, which you ride and 

as an adornment; and He creates what you do not know. 

[1 6.9] It is for Allah to show the way. Some swerve from it, but had He willed, He 

would have guided all of you. 

[1 6.1 0] It is He who sends down water from heaven, which provides drink for you 

and brings forth trees on which your herds feed. 

[16.11] And thereby He brings forth crops and olives, palms and vines, and all 

the fruits. Surely, in this there is a sign for a nation who think. 

[16.12] He has subjected to you the night, the day, the sun and the moon. The 

stars are subjected by His Command. Surely, in that there is a sign for a nation 

who understands. 

[16.13] And what He has multiplied for you in the earth is of various hues; surely, 

in that there is a sign for a nation who remember. 

[16.14] It is He who has subjected the sea to you, so that you eat of its soft flesh 

and bring up from it ornaments which you wear. And you see the ships plowing 

their course through it in order that you seek His bounty and give thanks. 

[1 6.1 5] He set firm mountains upon the earth lest it should shake with you; and 

rivers, and roads, in order that you are guided. 

[16.16] And waymarks; and by the star they are guided. 

[1 6.1 7] Is He who creates as he who does not create? Will you not remember? 

[1 6.1 8] If you count the favors of Allah, you could not number them. Indeed, Allah 

is Forgiving and the Most Merciful. 

It is only Allah who creates, your God is One God [16.19-25] 

[1 6.1 9] Allah has knowledge of all that you hide and all that you reveal. 

[16.20] But those whom you invoke, other than Allah do not create anything they 

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[1 6.21 ] They are dead, not living; and they do not know when they will be raised 

(to life). 

[16.22] Your God is One God. Those who do not believe in the Everlasting Life 

their hearts disbelieve, and are puffed up with pride. 

[1 6.23] Allah knows without doubt what they hide and what they make known. He 

does not love the proud. 

[16.24] And if they are asked, 'What has your Lord revealed?' they say, 'Tales of 

the ancients, fairytales!' 

[16.25] They shall carry their sins completely on the Day of Resurrection, and 

some of the sins of those who were led astray by them without knowledge. Evil is 

that which they sin. 

[16.26] Those who have gone before them also plotted. Then, Allah came upon 

their building from the foundations, and the roof fell down on them from above 

them. And the punishment overtook them from where they did not know. 

[16.27] He will degrade them on the Day of Resurrection. He will say, 'Where are 

My partners, for whose sake you opposed?' And those to whom knowledge has 

been given will say, 'Degradation today and evil are on the unbelievers, 

[16.28] whom the angels take while they were still harming themselves.' Then 

they will offer submission, saying, 'We have done no evil!' No, surely Allah knows 

what you have done. 

[16.29] Enter the gates of Gehenna (Hell) to be in it for ever. Evil is the lodging of 

the proud. 

The reward of believers [16.30-32] 

[16.30] It is said to the cautious, 'What has your Lord revealed?' They will reply, 

'Good! ' For those who did good in this world is goodness; indeed the lodging in 

the Everlasting Life is better an excellent dwelling for the cautious. 

[16.31] They shall enter the Gardens of Eden, under which rivers flow, and there 

they shall have all they desire. So Allah recompenses the cautious, 

[16.32] whom the angels take while they are goodly, saying, 'Peace be on you. 

Enter Paradise for what you were doing.' 

Those who reject, belie and mock the Word of Allah [16.33-40] 

[16.33] Are they looking for the angels to come down or the order of your Lord to 

come? As such did those who have gone before them. Allah did not wrong them, 

but they wronged themselves, 

[16.34] so the evil things which they did coiled around them, and they were 

encompassed by that they mocked. 

[16.35] The idolaters say, 'Had Allah willed, neither we nor our fathers would 

have worshipped anything other than Him, nor would we have forbidden anything 

without Him', as such did those before them. Yet what should Messengers do but 

give a clear deliverance? 

[16.36] We sent a Messenger to every nation, saying, 'Worship Allah and avoid 

the idols.' Amongst them were some whom Allah guided, and some justly 

disposed to error. Travel in the land and see what was the end of those who 

belied (the Revelation and the prophets)! 

[16.37] Though you are ever so eager to guide them, Allah will not guide those 

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[16.38] They solemnly swear by Allah that Allah will never raise the dead to life. 

No, surely the promise of Allah is binding upon Him, though most people do not 

know. 

[1 6.39] This is in order that He may make clear to them that which they differed 

upon, and in order that those who disbelieve might know that they were indeed 

lying. 

The decree of Allah [16.40] 

[16.40] When We decree a thing, We only say, 'Be,' and it is. 

Those who are patient and put their trust in Allah [16.41-42] 

[16.41] And those who after they have been wronged emigrated for the Cause of 

Allah, We will lodge them with a good (life) in this world, but greater still is the 

wage of the Everlasting Life, if they but knew; 

[16.42] such are those who are patient, and put their trust in their Lord. 

[16.43] We never sent but men before you to whom We revealed, ask the people 

of the Remembrance, if you do not know. 

[1 6.44] (We sent them) with clear signs and the Psalms. And We sent down to 

you the Remembrance so that you can make clear to people what has been sent 

down to them, in order that they reflect. 

Those who do evil and do not fear Allah [16.45-48] 

[16.45] Do those who do evil feel secure that Allah will not make the earth to 

swallow them, or that the punishment will not fall upon them from where they do 

not know? 

[1 6.46] Or, that He will not seize them in their going to and fro, and they will not 

be able to frustrate Him? 

[16.47] Or, that He will not seize them, a little at a time and destroy them? 

Indeed, your Lord is Clement, the Most Merciful. 

Every created thing prostrates to Allah [16.48-50] 

[16.48] Do they not see how every thing Allah created casts its shadow right and 

left, prostrating itself before Allah in all humility? 

[16.49] Everything in the heavens and every crawling creature on earth, and the 

angels prostrate to Allah and they are not proud; 

[16.50] they fear their Lord from above them and do as they are commanded. 

Allah warns His creation not to associate anyone with Him [16.51-62] 

[1 6.51 ] Allah says, 'Do not take to yourself two gods. He is only One God; so 

have awe of Me.' 

[16.52] To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. His is the 

Religion for ever. Would you then fear any but Allah? 

The ingratitude of the unbeliever [16.53-62] 

[16.53] Whatever favor you have is from Allah. Whenever you are afflicted you 

groan to Him. 

[16.54] When He removes your affliction then some of you set up associates to 

their Lord 

[1 6.55] that they may show ingratitude for what We gave them. So, take your 

pleasure, you shall soon know. 

[1 6.56] They set aside a share of that which We have provided them for what 

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[16.57] They ascribe daughters to Allah exaltations to Him! But they themselves 

would have what they desire! 

[16.58] When good news of the birth of a female is given to any of them, his face 

grows dark and inwardly he chokes. 

[16.59] Because of the evil of the good news he hides himself from people, 

(pondering) whether he will keep her and be humiliated, or trample her into the 

dust. Evil is their judgement! 

[16.60] Those who do not believe in the Everlasting Life, theirs is the evil 

likeness; and for Allah is the highest likeness. He is the Mighty, the Wise. 

[1 6.61 ] If Allah punished people for their sins, He would not leave one creature 

that crawls on the earth. He reprieves them to an appointed term; when their 

term is come, they shall neither delay it by a single hour nor can they hasten it. 

[16.62] They ascribe to Allah what they themselves dislike. Their tongues utter 

falsehoods (when they say) the finest of wages shall be theirs. Without doubt, the 

Fire shall be theirs and they will be hastened to it. 

The trickery of satan [16.63] 

[16.63] Indeed, by Allah, We have sent Messengers before you to other nations. 

But satan made their deeds seem fair to them so that today he is their guardian, 

and a painful punishment awaits them. 

The Koran was sent to clarify and as guidance and mercy [16.64] 

[16.64] We have not revealed to you (Prophet Muhammad) the Book except that 

you may clarify for them that upon which they differ, and as guidance and mercy 

to a nation who believe. 

The signs and mercy of Allah [16.65-70] 

[16.65] Allah sends down water from the sky with which He revives the earth 

after its death. Surely, in this there is a sign for people who listen. 

[16.66] Indeed, in the cattle there is a lesson for you. We give you to drink of that 

which is in their bellies, between the filth (bowels) and blood, pure milk, which is 

sweet to those who drink. 

[16.67] And the fruits of the palm and of the vine, from which you derive 

intoxicants and wholesome provisions. Surely, in this there is a sign for nation 

who understand. 

[16.68] Your Lord revealed to the bee, 'Build your homes in the mountains, in the 

trees, and in what they are building. 

[16.69] Eat every kind of fruit, and follow the easy ways of your Lord.' From its 

belly comes forth a drink (honey) of many hues in which there is healing for 

people. Surely, in this there is a sign for a nation who reflect. 

[16.70] Allah created you, and causes you to die. There are some of you who, 

after knowing something, will be kept back to the vilest state of life, knowing 

nothing. Allah is the Knowing, Powerful. 

Denying the favors of Allah and greed [16.71-72] 

[16.71] In your provisions Allah has preferred some of you above others. But, 

those who have been preferred do not give their provisions to those whom their 

right hand possess so that they might be equal therein. What, do they vainly 

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[16.72] Allah has given you wives from among yourselves, and has given you 

and your wives, sons and grandsons and He has provided you with good things. 

What, do they believe in vanity; do they disbelieve in the favor of Allah? 

[1 6.73] Do they worship, other than Allah, that which has no power to provide 

them with anything either from the heavens or earth, and can do nothing! 

[16.74] Therefore, do not strike parables for Allah; Allah knows, but you do not! 

The parable of the servant and his master [16.75-76] 

[16.75] Allah strikes a parable. A servant owned by his master, having no power 

over anything, and one to whom We have given from Us a fine provision who 

spends it secretly and openly, are they equal? Praise be to Allah! No, most of 

them do not know! 

[16.76] And Allah strikes a parable. Two men, one is dumb and powerless, a 

burden to his master wherever he sends him he returns with no good. Is he equal 

with one who orders justice and follows the Straight Path? 

The duration of the Final Hour [16.77] 

[16.77] To Allah belongs the unseen of the heavens and the earth. The matter of 

the Final Hour shall be like the twinkling of an eye, or even less. Allah has power 

over all things. 

The signs and mercy of Allah [16.78-83] 

[16.78] Allah brought you out of your mothers' wombs, and gave you hearing, 

sight and hearts, in order that you be thankful. 

[16.79] Have they not seen the birds that are subjected in the air of the heaven? 

Nothing holds them except Allah. Surely, in this are signs for those who believe. 

[16.80] And it is Allah who has given you houses in which to rest, and from the 

hides of cattle homes so they are light for you on the day you travel and on the 

day of settling; while from their wool, fur, and hair (He has given you) furnishing 

and enjoyment for a while. 

[16.81] From the things He created, Allah has given you a covering shade, and 

He has made for you refuges in the mountains. He has given you garments to 

protect you from the heat, and garments to protect you from your own violence. 

As such it is that He perfects His favors upon you, in order that you submit. 

The mission of Prophet Muhammad [16.82] 

[1 6.82] But, if they turn away, your mission is only to give plain warning. 

[1 6.83] They recognize the favors of Allah, then they disbelieve them; most of 

them are unbelievers. 

The unbelievers will not be allowed to make restitution of the Day of 

Judgement [16.84-89] 

[1 6.84] On the Day We shall raise up from every nation a witness, then 

permission will not be given to the unbelievers, nor shall they be allowed to make 

restitution. 

[16.85] And when the harm doers see their punishment, it shall never be 

lightened, nor shall they ever be respited. 

The rejection of the unbelievers by their associates [16.86-89] 

[16.86] And when the idolaters see their associates they will say, 'Our Lord, these 

are our associates on whom we called other than You.' But they will throw back 

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[16.87] On that Day they shall offer to submit to Allah, and what they forged will 

forsake them. 

[16.88] Those who disbelieve and bar others from the Path of Allah, We shall add 

punishment upon their punishment because they were corrupting. 

[1 6.89] And on that Day We shall raise up from every nation a witness from their 

own against them, and We shall bring you (Prophet Muhammad) as a witness 

against those. And We have sent down to you the Book making everything clear, 

as a guidance, and mercy, and glad tidings to those who submit. 

Allah orders us to be just [16.90] 

[16.90] Allah orders justice, and good deeds, and giving to one's kindred. He 

forbids indecency, dishonor and insolence. He admonishes you in order that you 

take heed. 

Swearing in the Name of Allah [16.91-96] 

[1 6.91 ] Fulfill the covenant of Allah, when you make a covenant and do not break 

your oaths after they have been confirmed (by swearing in His Name) for you 

make Allah your surety. Allah has knowledge of what you do. 

[16.92] Do not be like the woman who breaks her thread, after it is firmly spun 

into fibers, by taking your oaths as mere mutual deceit, one nation being more 

numerous than the other. Allah tries you with it. On the Day of Resurrection, He 

will clarify to you everything on which you were at variance. 

[16.93] Had Allah willed, He would have made you one nation. But He leads 

astray whomsoever He will and gives guidance to whomsoever He will. You shall 

be questioned about what you did. 

[16.94] Do not take oaths to deceive each other, lest your foot should slip after its 

firmness, lest you should taste evil, for you barred others from the Path of Allah, 

and lest a mighty punishment awaits you. 

[16.95] Do not sell the covenant of Allah for a trifling price. What is with Allah is 

better for you if you but knew. 

[16.96] That which you have is transitory, but that which is with Allah endures. 

We shall reward the patient according to the best of their deeds, 

Believers will be recompensed for their good deeds [16.97] 

[16.97] For whosoever does a righteous deed, be they believing men or women, 

We shall recompense them with their wage according to the best of their deeds. 

Seek refuge in Allah from satan [16.98-100] 

[16.98] When you recite the Koran, seek refuge in Allah from the stoned satan, 

[16.99] he has no authority over the believers who put their trust in their Lord. 

[16.100] He has authority over those who are guided by him, and those who 

ascribe associates to Him (Allah). 

The Holy Spirit brought the Koran down from Allah to Prophet Muhammad 

[16.101-105] 

[16.101] When We exchange averse for another and Allah knows best what He 

is sending down they say, 'You are but a forger.' No, most of them do not know. 

[16.102] Say, 'The Holy Spirit (Gabriel) brought it down from your Lord in truth to 

confirm those who believe, and to give guidance and glad tidings to those who 

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[1 6.1 03] We know very well that they say, 'A mortal teaches him.' The tongue of 

him at whom they hint is a non-Arab; and this is a clear Arabic tongue. 

[1 6.1 04] Those who disbelieve in the verses of Allah, Allah does not guide them 

for them is a painful punishment. 

[1 6.1 05] None forge lies except those who disbelieve the verses of Allah those, 

they are the liars. 

Disbelief after belief [16.106-109] 

[16.106] Whosoever disbelieves in Allah after believing except he who is forced 

while his heart remains in his belief but he who opens his chest for disbelief, shall 

receive the Anger of Allah and for such awaits a mighty punishment. 

[16.107] That is because they loved this present life above the Everlasting Life. 

Allah does not guide the unbelievers. 

[1 6.1 08] They are those whose hearts, hearing and sight are sealed by Allah; 

they are the heedless. 

[16.109] In the Everlasting Life, they shall assuredly be the losers. 

[1 6.1 1 0] Then indeed your Lord - to those who emigrated, after they were 

persecuted, and then strove and were patient, surely, your Lord is thereafter 

Forgiving, the Most Merciful. 

No one will be wronged on the Day of Judgement [16.111] 

[16.111] On the Day when every soul will come pleading for itself and when 

every soul will be recompensed in full for what it did they shall not be wronged. 

Ingratitude to Allah [1 6.1 1 2-1 1 3] 

[16.1 12] Allah strikes a parable of the village which was safe and peaceful. Its 

provisions came in abundance from everywhere; but it was thankless for the 

favors of Allah. Therefore, for what they were doing, Allah let it taste the garment 

of hunger and fear. 

[16.113] A Messenger from their own was sent to them, but they belied him. So 

while they were harm doers they were seized by the punishment. 

[16.114] Eat of the lawful and good things with which Allah has provided you and 

be thankful for the favors of Allah if it is He you worship. 

The forbidden food of the Muslims [16.115-117] 

[1 6.1 1 5] These things alone He has forbidden to you, what is already dead, 

blood, the flesh of swine, what has been offered-up to other than Allah. But to 

whoever is forced to eat any of these, neither desiring nor wanting to transgress, 

Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. 

[1 6.1 1 6] And do not say what your tongues falsely describe 'This is lawful, and 

that is forbidden,' in order to forge a lie about Allah. Indeed, those who forge a lie 

about Allah shall never prosper. 

[1 6.1 1 7] Brief (is their) enjoyment, after which a painful punishment awaits them. 

The forbidden food of the Jews [16.118] 

[1 6.1 1 8] We have forbidden the Jews what We have already related to you. We 

did not wrong them, but they wronged themselves. 

The mercy and forgiveness of Allah [16.119] 

[1 6.1 1 9] Surely, your Lord to those who commit evil through ignorance and 

afterwards repent, and mend their ways your Lord thereafter is surely Forgiving, 

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Abraham was a man of pure faith [16.120-123] 

[1 6.1 20] Abraham was (equal to) a nation, obedient to Allah, of pure faith and 

was not among the idolaters, 

[16.121] ever thankful for His favors. He chose him and He guided him to a 

Straight Path. 

[16.122] We gave goodness to him in this world, and in the Everlasting Life he 

shall be amongst the righteous. 

[1 6.1 23] Then, We revealed to you, 'Follow the Creed of Abraham, he of pure 

faith, he was not among the idolaters.' 

The Sabbath [16.124] 

[16.124] The Sabbath was ordained only for those who differed about it. On the 

Day of Resurrection, your Lord will decide the differences that were between 

them. 

Invite people to Islam with wisdom in the best manner [16.125] 

[1 6.1 25] Call to the Path of your Lord with wisdom and fine admonition. Dispute 

with them in the best manner. Your Lord is well aware of those who have gone 

astray from His Path and He is well aware of those who are guided. 

Patience is best [1 6.1 26-1 28] 

[1 6.1 26] If you punish, let your punishment be proportionate to the punishment 

you received. But if you are patient, it is better for the patient. 

[1 6.1 27] Be patient; yet your patience is only by the help of Allah. Do not grieve 

for them (the unbelievers), nor distress yourself because of their devising. 

[1 6.1 28] Allah is with the cautious and those who do good. 

17 The Night Journey - Al-'lsra' 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

Allah shows some of His special signs to Prophet Muhammad on his 

miraculous night journey between Mecca and Jerusalem [17.1] 

[17.1] Exalted is He who carried His worshiper (Prophet Muhammad) to travel in 

the night from the Sacred Mosque to the Furthest Mosque which We have 

blessed around it so that We might show him some of Our signs. He is the 

Hearer, the Seer. 

The excessive corruption of the Children of Israel [17.2-8] 

[17.2] We gave Moses the Book and made it a guide for the Children of Israel. 

'Take no guardian other than Me. 

[1 7.3] (You are) the descendants of those whom We carried (in the Ark) with 

Noah. He was a truly thankful worshiper.' 

[1 7.4] And We decreed for the Children of Israel in the Book, 'You shall corrupt 

the land twice, and you shall ascend exceedingly high.' 

[17.5] And when the promise of the first came, We sent against you Our 

worshipers, those of great might, and they went through the habitations, and the 

promise was accomplished. 

[17.6] Then, We gave the turn back to you to prevail over them, and We helped 

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[17.7] (We said), 'If you do good, it shall be for your own souls; but if you do evil it 

is likewise.' And when the second promise came (We sent them against you), to 

sadden your faces and to enter the Mosque as they entered it the first time, they 

utterly destroyed whatever they came across. 

[17.8] Perhaps Allah will have mercy on you. But if you return, We will return. We 

have made Gehenna (Hell) a prison for the unbelievers. 

The Koran guides to the straightest way [17.9-11] 

[17.9] This Koran guides to the straightest way. It gives glad tidings of a great 

wage to the believers who do good deeds, 

[1 7.1 0] and for those who do not believe in the Everlasting Life We have 

prepared for them a painful punishment. 

[17.11] Yet the human prays for evil as he prays for good, mankind is always 

hasty. 

The signs of Allah [17.12-13] 

[17.12] We appointed the night and the day as two signs. Then, We blotted out 

the sign of the night and made the sign of the day to see, so that you seek the 

bounty of your Lord and that you know the number of years and the reckoning. 

And We have clearly distinguished everything. 

Your book of deeds on the Day of Judgement [17.13-14] 

[17.13] And to every human -We have fastened to him his bird of deeds upon 

his neck; and on the Day of Resurrection We shall bring forth to him a book 

spread open wide. 

[17.14] 'Read your book. Your self suffices you this Day as a reckoner against 

you.' 

No soul bears the burden of another [17.15] 

[1 7.1 5] Whosoever is guided is only guided for his own self, and whosoever goes 

astray it is only against it. No soul shall bear another's burden. Nor do We punish 

until we have sent a Messenger. 

Why the destruction of villages and areas occur [17.16-17] 

[17.16] When We desire to annihilate a village, We command those who live in 

ease, but they commit evil therein, then the Word is realized against it and it is 

utterly annihilated. 

[1 7.1 7] How many generations have We destroyed since Noah! Your Lord 

suffices as One who is Aware of and sees the sins of His worshipers. 

[1 7.1 8] For whosoever desires this fleeting life We hasten for him whatever We 

will and to whom We want. Then, We have prepared Gehenna for him where he 

will be roasted, condemned and rejected. 

The striving of believers will be thanked [17.19-21] 

[17.19] Whosoever, being a believer, desires the Everlasting Life and strives for it 

as he should, those, their striving will be thanked. 

[17.20] We help these and those, a gift from your Lord; and your Lord's gift is not 

restricted. 

[17.21] See how We have preferred some above others. Yet the Everlasting Life 

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Kindness and mercy towards parents, family and those in need are among 
the orders of Allah [17.22-30] 

[17.22] Do not set up with Allah another god, or you will sit condemned and 

forsaken. 

[17.23] Your Lord has ordered you to worship none except Him, and to be good 

to your parents. If either or both of them attain old age with you, do not say, "Fie 

on you", nor rebuke them, but speak to them with words of respect. 

[17.24] And lower to them the wing of humbleness out of mercy and say, 'My 

Lord, be merciful to them, as they raised me since I was little.' 

[17.25] Your Lord knows very well what is in your hearts. If you are good, He is 

forgiving to those who are penitent. 

[17.26] Give to the near of kin, the needy and the destitute traveler their rights 

and do not squander, 

[17.27] for the wasteful are the brothers of satan; and satan is ungrateful to his 

Lord. 

[17.28] But if you turn away from them to seek the Mercy of your Lord, hoping to 

attain it, then speak to them with gentle words. 

[17.29] And do not keep your hand chained to your neck (when spending), nor 

open it completely, so that you will sit blamed and destitute. 

[17.30] Your Lord gives to whom He will His provisions both abundantly and 

sparingly. He is aware and sees His worshipers. 

Abortion [17.31] 

[17.31] Do not kill your children because you fear poverty. We will provide for you 

and them. Killing them is a great sin. 

Fornication [17.32] 

[17.32] Do not draw near to fornication, for it is an indecency, and its way is evil. 

Killing [17.33] 

[17.33] Do not kill the soul whom Allah has forbidden except by right. If he is slain 

unjustly, We have given his heir authority. But let him not exceed the limit in 

slaying, for he will be helped. 

Muslims are ordered to treat orphans well [17.34] 

[1 7.34] Do not draw near the wealth of the orphan except in the best manner, 

until he reaches maturity. And keep your promise. Surely, the promise will be 

questioned. 

Fair trading is an obligation upon Muslims [17.35] 

[17.35] Give full measure when you measure, and weigh with even scales. That 

is better, and fairer in the end. 

Follow certainty [17.36] 

[1 7.36] Do not follow what you do not know. The hearing, sight and heart about 

all these you shall be questioned. 

Pride is hated by Allah [17.37] 

[1 7.37] Do not walk proudly in the earth. Indeed, you will never tear open the 

earth, nor attain the height of mountains. 

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The price for associating another with Allah [17.39-42] 

[17.39] That is of the wisdom your Lord has revealed to you. Do not set up with 

Allah another god, or you will be cast into Gehenna, condemned and rejected. 

[17.40] What! Has your Lord favored you with sons and taken to Himself females 

from among the angels? Indeed, you utter a monstrous thing! 

[1 7.41 ] In this Koran We have clarified so that they may remember; but it has 

only increased their aversion. 

[17.42] Say, 'If there had been other gods with Him, as they say, they would 

surely have sought a way to the Lord of the Throne.' 

There is nothing, either in the heavens or earth that does not exalt Allah 

[17.43-44] 

[17.43] Exaltations be to Him! High indeed be He exalted above what they say! 

[17.44] The seven heavens, the earth, and whosoever in them, exalt Him. There 

is nothing that does not exalt with His praise, but you do not understand their 

exaltation. Surely, He is Clement, Forgiving. 

The recitation of the Koran and the response of the unbelievers to Prophet 

Muhammad [17.45-52] 

[17.45] When you recite the Koran, We place between you and those who do not 

believe in the Everlasting Life an obstructing barrier. 

[17.46] We lay veils upon their hearts and heaviness in their ears, lest they 

understand it. When you (Prophet Muhammad) mention your Lord alone in the 

Koran, they turn their backs in aversion. 

[1 7.47] When they listen to you, We know very well how they listen. When they 

conspire, when the evildoers declare, 'You are only following a man who is 

bewitched!' 

[17.48] See what they compared you to. They have surely gone astray and 

cannot find a Path. 

[17.49] 'What! ' they say. 'When we are (turned to) bones and broken bits, shall 

we be raised again in a new creation?' 

[1 7.50] Say, 'Let you be stones or iron, 

[17.51] or any other creation yet more monstrous in your minds.' They will ask, 

'Who will restore us?' Say, 'He who originated you at first.' They will shake their 

heads and ask, 'When will this be?' Say, 'Maybe it is near, 

[17.52] on that Day, He will summon you, and you shall answer Him with praise 

and you shall think you have stayed but for a little.' 

Allah tells His worshipers to speak with the finest words [17.53] 

[1 7.53] Tell My worshipers, that they should say words that are the finest, satan 

would arouse discord among them; he is the clear enemy of mankind. 

[17.54] Your Lord knows you very well. He will have mercy on you if He will, or 

punish you if He will. We have not sent you to be their guardian. 

The prophets have different ranks [17.55] 

[17.55] Your Lord knows very well all who are in the heavens and the earth. We 

have preferred some Prophets above others, and to David We gave the Psalms. 

Allah alone has the power to remove affliction [17.56-57] 

[17.56] Say, 'Call to those whom you assert, other than Him. They have neither 

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[17.57] Those, they call upon are themselves seeking a means to come to their 

Lord, competing with each other to be nearer; they hope for His Mercy and fear 

His punishment. Indeed, the punishment of your Lord is the subject of caution. 

[1 7.58] There is no village except that it shall be destroyed or that We will punish 

it with a stern punishment before the Day of Resurrection. That is inscribed in the 

Book. 

Signs and trials [17.59-60] 

[17.59] Nothing prevented Us from sending the signs but that the ancients belied 

them. To Thamood, We brought the she-camel as a visible (sign), yet they 

wronged her. We do not send signs except to frighten. 

[17.60] When We said to you, 'Indeed, your Lord encompasses all people.' We 

did not make the vision which We showed to you, and the tree cursed in the 

Koran except to be a trial for people, and We frighten them, but it only increases 

them in great insolence. 

Pride the great sin of satan, the avowed enemy of mankind [17.61-65] 

[17.61] When We said to the angels, 'Prostrate yourselves before Adam,' they all 

prostrated themselves, except iblis (father of the jinn), who said, 'Shall I prostrate 

to him whom You have created from clay? 

[17.62] What do You think?' he said, 'This whom You have honored above me, if 

You defer me until the Day of Resurrection, I will root out all but a few of his seed 

(by misleading them).' 

The recompense of satan and his followers [17.63-65] 

[17.63] 'Begone!' said He. 'Indeed, Gehenna is your recompense, and the reward 

of those who follow you, an ample recompense. 

[17.64] Rouse with your voice whoever you are able from among them. Rally 

against them your cavalry and those on foot. Share their wealth and children with 

them, and promise them.' But satan promises them nothing except delusion. 

[17.65] 'Over My worshipers you shall have no authority.' Your Lord is their 

Sufficing Guardian. 

The Mercy of Allah and the ingratitude of humans [17.66-70] 

[17.66] It is your Lord who drives your ships at sea so that you may seek His 

bounty. He is indeed the Most Merciful towards you. 

[1 7.67] When misfortune befalls you at sea, all except He of those to whom you 

supplicate forsake you; yet when He delivers you safely to the land, you turn 

away. The human is unthankful. 

The Ability of Allah [17.68-70] 

[1 7.68] Do you feel secure that He will not cause the shore to swallow you, or let 

loose a squall of pebbles upon you? Then you shall find no guardian for yourself. 

[17.69] Or, do you feel secure that He will not send you back into it a second 

time, and send against you a violent tempest and drown you because of 

disbelief? Then you shall find no prosecutor (to help) you against Us. 

[17.70] We have honored the children of Adam and carried them on both land 

and sea. We have provided them with good things and greatly preferred them 

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Your final report card [17.71-72] 

[1 7.71 ] On the Day when We call all the people with their record, whosoever is 

given his book in his right hand shall read their book, and they shall not be 

wronged by as much as a single date-fiber. 

[17.72] But he who is blind in this life, shall be blind in the Everlasting Life and 

will be further astray from the Path. 

The Mercy of Allah, there is no change in the way of Allah [17.73-77] 

[1 7.73] Indeed, they were near to seducing you from that We revealed to you, so 

that you might forge against Us another, and then they would surely have taken 

you as a friend; 

[1 7.74] and if We had not fortified you, you would have been very slightly 

inclining towards them; 

[17.75] then We would have let you taste the double of life and death; and you 

would have found none to help you against Us. 

[17.76] They very nearly provoked you to drive you out of the land, but they 

would have only lingered for a little while after you. 

[17.77] Such was Our way with those whom We sent before you. You shall find 

no change in Our way. 

The importance of prayer and its reward [17.78-79] 

[1 7.78] Establish the prayer at the decline of the sun till the darkening of the night 

and the Koran recital at dawn. Surely, the Koran recital at dawn is witnessed. 

[17.79] As for the night there is a voluntary deed for you to keep vigil in part it. 

Perhaps your Lord will raise you to a praiseworthy station. 

A great supplication [17.80] 

[17.80] Say, 'Lord, grant me an entrance of sincerity and an exit of sincerity, and 

give me from Yours a victorious power.' 

Allah established His truth [17.81] 

[17.81] Say, 'Truth has come and falsehood has vanished. Indeed, falsehood will 

certainly vanish.' 

The Koran was sent down as a healing and a mercy [17.82] 

[1 7.82] We sent down of the Koran that which is a healing and a mercy to 

believers, but to the harm doers it does not increase them, except in loss. 

Ingratitude of mankind [17.83-84] ggg 

[1 7.83] Yet when We bestow favors upon mankind he turns his back and 

withdraws to one side. But when evil befalls him, he despairs. 

[17.84] Say, 'Each human works in his own manner. But your Lord knows very 

well who is best guided on the way.' 

Knowledge of the spirit [17.85] 

[17.85] They question you about the spirit. Say, 'The spirit is from the command 

of my Lord. Except for a little knowledge you have been given nothing.' 

The Mercy and Favor of Allah [17.86-87] 

[1 7.86] If We pleased We could take away that which We have revealed to you 

then you should find none to guard you against Us, 

[17.87] except for Mercy from your Lord; for His favor to you is great indeed. 

The inability of mankind and jinn combined to produce an Arabic Koran 

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[17.88] Say, 'If mankind and jinn combined together to produce the like of this 

Koran, they would never be able to produce one like it, not even if they were to 

help one another.' 

The Koran contains many parables of guidance [17.89] 

[17.89] Indeed, We have set forth for mankind in this Koran every kind of parable, 

yet most people refuse all except disbelief. 

The rebelliousness of the Koraysh to message brought by Prophet 

Muhammad [17.90-96] 

[17.90] They say, 'We will not believe in you until you make a spring gush from 

the earth for us, 

[17.91] or, until you own a garden of palms and vines and cause rivers to gush 

forth with abundant water in them; 

[17.92] or, until you cause the sky to fall upon us in pieces, as you have claimed, 

or, as a surety bring Allah with the angels in front; 

[17.93] or, until you possess an ornate house of gold, or ascend into the 

heavens; and we will not believe in your ascension until you have brought down 

for us a book which we can read.' Say, 'Exaltations to my Lord! Am I anything 

except a human Messenger?' 

[17.94] Nothing prevented people from believing when guidance came to them 

but (the excuse), 'Has Allah sent a human as a Messenger?' 

[17.95] Say, 'Had there been angels walking at peace in the earth, We would 

have sent down an angel from heaven to them as a Messenger.' 

[17.96] Say, 'Allah is sufficient as a witness between me and you. He knows and 

observes His worshipers.' 

The people of Paradise and the people of Hell [17.97-100] 

[1 7.97] Those whom Allah guides are rightly guided; but for those whom He 

leads astray you shall find no guardian, other than Him. On the Day of 

Resurrection We shall gather all of them upon their faces, blind, dumb, deaf. 

Gehenna shall be their refuge, whenever it dwindles, We will increase the Blaze 

for them. 

[1 7.98] That will be their recompense because they disbelieved Our verses and 

said, 'When we are turned to bones and broken bits, shall we really be raised up 

once more as a new creation?' 

[17.99] Have they not seen that Allah, who has created the heavens and the 

earth, has power to create their like? There is no doubt that He has appointed for 

them a term, yet the unbelievers refuse all but disbelief. 

The greed of mankind [17.100] 

[1 7.1 00] Say, 'If you possessed the treasuries of my Lord's Mercy, you would 

hold them back for fear of spending and mankind is ever grudging!' 

The disbelief of Pharaoh [17.101-104] 

[17.101] To Moses We gave nine clear signs. Ask the Children of Israel about 

how he came to them. When Pharaoh said to him, 'Moses, I think you are 

bewitched.' 

[17.102] 'You know,' he replied, 'that none except the Lord of the heavens and 

the earth has sent down these as clear proofs. Pharaoh, I believe you are 

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[1 7.1 03] Pharaoh sought to provoke them so that they would leave the land, but 

We drowned him, together with all who were with him. 

[1 7.1 04] And thereafter We said to the Children of Israel, 'Dwell in the land. When 

the promise of the Everlasting Life comes We shall bring you all together.' 

The true followers of previous prophets weep in humility when they hear 

the recitation of the Koran because they know it is the truth from Allah 

[17.105-111] 

[1 7.1 05] We have sent it down with the truth, and with the truth it has come 

down. We have not sent you except a bearer of glad tidings and a warner, 

[17.106] and We have divided the Koran for you to recite at intervals to mankind 

and We have sent it down successively. 

[17.107] Say, 'Believe in it, or do not believe. When it is recited to those to whom 

knowledge was given before they fall prostrate upon their faces 

[17.108] and say, "Exaltations be to our Lord! The promise of our Lord is done."' 

[1 7.1 09] They fall down upon their chin, weeping and it increases them in 

humility. 

[1 7.1 1 0] Say, 'Call upon Allah, or call upon the Merciful; whichever (Name) you 

call upon, to Him belong the Most Beautiful Names.' Pray neither loudly nor to 

quietly, rather, seek a middle course between them. 

Allah instructs us to exalt Him with His exaltations repeatedly- Dhikr 

[17.111] 

[17.111] Say, 'Praise be to Allah who has not taken a son; who has no associate 

in the Kingdom; nor out of humility any guardian.' And exalt Him repeatedly with 

exaltations. 

18TheCave-AI-Kahf 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

There is no crookedness in the Koran [18.1] 

[18.1] Praise belongs to Allah who has sent down the Book to His worshiper 

(Prophet Muhammad) and has not made any crookedness in it, 

[1 8.2] unswerving. To warn of great violence from Him, and to give good tidings 

to the believers who do good deeds that theirs shall be a goodly wage 

[1 8.3] and they will live for ever therein. 

The Koran warns those who say that He has taken a son that their saying is 

a lie against Allah [18.4-6] 

[18.4] And it (the Koran) warns those who say, 'Allah has taken a son.' 

[18.5] Surely, of this they have no knowledge, neither they nor their fathers; it is a 

monstrous word that comes from their mouths, they say nothing but a lie. 

[18.6] Yet perchance, if they do not believe in this tiding, you will consume 

yourself with grief and follow after them. 

[18.7] We have appointed all that is on the earth an adornment for it, in order that 

We try which of them is finest in works. 

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The story of the companions of the cave and the tomb stone [18.9-26] 

[18.9] Or, do you think the companions of the Cave and the tomb stone were a 

wonder among Our signs? 

[18.10] When the youths sought refuge in the Cave, they said, 'Lord give us from 

Your Mercy and furnish us with rectitude in our affair.' 

[18.11] For many years We sealed up their hearing in the Cave, 

[1 8.1 2] and thereafter We revived them to find out which of the two parties could 

best calculate the length of their stay. 

Why the men of the cave left their people [18.13-15] 

[18.13] In truth We tell to you their news. They were young men who believed in 

their Lord, and We increased them in guidance. 

[18.14] We strengthened their hearts when they stood up and said, 'Our Lord is 

the Lord of the heavens and the earth. We will call on no other god except Him; 

(for if we did), we would have spoken outrageously (in disbelief). 

[18.15] These, our nation have taken to themselves gods, other than Allah. Why 

do they not bring some clear authority regarding them! Who does greater evil 

than he who forges a lie against Allah?' 

[1 8.1 6] When you depart from them and from what they worship, other than 

Allah, seek refuge in the Cave. Allah will extend His Mercy to you and will furnish 

you with a gentle issue of your affair. 

[1 8.1 7] You might have seen the rising sun incline towards the right of their Cave, 

and, as it set go past them on the left, while they stayed within an open space in 

the Cave. That was one of the signs of Allah. He whom Allah guides is rightly 

guided; but he whom He leads astray you shall not find for him a guardian to 

guide him. 

[1 8.1 8] You might have thought them awake, though they were sleeping. We 

turned them about to the right and to the left, while their dog stretched its paws at 

the entrance. Had you seen them you would surely have become filled with terror 

and turned your back on them in flight. 

[1 8.1 9] As such We revived them so that they might question one another. 'How 

long have you stayed here?' asked one of them. 'We have been here a day, or 

part of it, ' they replied. They said, 'Your Lord knows best how long we have 

stayed here. Let one of you go to the city with this silver (coin) and let him search 

for one who has the purest food and bring provision from it. Let him be 

courteous, but let no one sense it is you. 

[1 8.20] For, if they appear in front of you, they will stone you to death or restore 

you to their religion. Then you will never prosper.' 

[18.21] And so We made them (the unbelievers) stumble upon them, so that they 

might know that the promise of Allah is true and that there is no doubt about the 

Hour. They argued among themselves over their affair, then (the unbelievers) 

said, 'Build a building over them (their remains). Their Lord knows best who they 

were. 'But those who prevailed over the matter said, 'We will build around them a 

Mosque.' 

[18.22] Some will say, 'They were three; their dog was the fourth.' Others, 

guessing at the Unseen, will say, 'They were five and their dog was the sixth.' 

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number. Except for a few none know their number.' Therefore, do not dispute 

with them except in outward disputation, and do not ask any of them concerning 

them. 

Plan in the Name of Allah by saying InshaAllah, Allah willing [18.23-24] 

[18.23] Do not say of anything, 'I will do it tomorrow,' 

[18.24] unless (you add) 'if Allah wills.' And remember your Lord when you forget 

and say, 'It may be that my Lord will guide me to something nearer to rectitude 

than this.' 

[18.25] And they stayed in the Cave three hundred years and to that they added 

nine more. 

[18.26] Say, 'None but Allah knows how long they stayed. To Him belong the 

Unseen in the heavens and the earth. How well He sees, and how well He hears! 

They have no other guardian, other than Him, and He allows no one (to share) 

His rule.' 

No one can change the Words of Allah [18.27] 

[18.27] Recite what is revealed to you in the Book of your Lord. No one can 

change His Words. You shall find no refuge other than Him. 

Patience with the worshippers of Allah [18.28] 

[1 8.28] And be patient with those who call to their Lord in the morning and 

evening, desiring His Face. And do not turn your eyes away from them desiring 

the good things of this life, nor obey he whose heart We have made neglectful of 

Our remembrance; so that he follows his own lust, and his affair has become 

excessive. 

The people of Hell [18.29] 

[1 8.29] Say, 'This is the truth from your Lord. Let whosoever will, believe, and 

whosoever will, disbelieve it.' For the harm doers, We have prepared a Fire, the 

pavilion of which encompasses them. When they cry out for relief, they shall be 

showered with water as hot as molten copper, which will scald their faces; how 

evil a drink, and how evil a resting-place! 

The people of Paradise [18.30-31] 

[1 8.30] As for those who believe and do good works We do not waste the wage 

of whosoever does good works. 

[18.31] Those, they shall live in the Gardens of Eden, underneath which rivers 

flow. They shall be adorned with bracelets of gold and arrayed in green garments 

of silk, and brocade, reclining therein on couches; how excellent is their reward 

and how fine is their resting place! 

The parable of the two gardens [18.32-44] 

[18.32] Give them the parable of two men. To one we gave two gardens of vines 

and surrounded them with palm trees and in between the two we placed a sown 

field. 

[18.33] Each of the two gardens yielded its produce and did not fail in the least 

and We made a river to gush through them, 

[18.34] so he had fruit. As he spoke with his companion, as he was conversing 

with him, 'My wealth is more abundant than yours and men have a greater 

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[18.35] And when, having wronged himself, he entered his garden, he said, 'I do 

not think that this will ever perish! 

[18.36] Nor do I think that the Hour will come. Even if I returned to my Lord, I 

should surely find a better place than this.' 

[18.37] His companion said, during his conversation with him, 'What, do you 

disbelieve in Him who created you from dust, then from a sperm-drop, and then 

fashioned you into a man! 

[18.38] He is Allah, my Lord, and I will not associate anyone with My Lord. 

[18.39] When you entered your garden why did you not say, "If Allah wills; there 

is no power except by Allah." Though you see me lesser than yourself in wealth 

and children, 

[18.40] maybe my Lord will give me a garden better than yours, and send down a 

thunderbolt from heaven, so that in the morning it will be a slope of dust, 

[1 8.41 ] or, in the morning its water will be drained into the earth so that you will 

not have a means to reach it.' 

[18.42] And all his fruit were destroyed, and in the morning he wrung his hands 

with grief at all he had spent on it, for it had collapsed upon its trellises, and he 

said, 'Would that I had not associated anyone with my Lord!' 

[18.43] He had no host to help him besides Allah, and he was helpless 

[1 8.44] that Day. Supremacy belongs only to Allah, the True. He is the best to 

reward and the best ending. 

The parable about this present life [18.45-46] 

[1 8.45] Give to them a parable about this present life. It is like water We have 

sent down from the sky with which the plants of the earth mingle, and in the 

morning it is straw the wind scatters. Allah is Powerful over all things. 

[1 8.46] Wealth and children are the ornament of this present life. But the things 

that last and good deeds, are better with your Lord in reward and hope. 

Events on the Day of Judgement [18.47-49] 

[18.47] And on the Day when We shall set the mountains in motion and you shall 

see the earth a leveled plain; when We gather them together, and would not 

leave even one behind, 

[18.48] and they shall be presented in ranks before your Lord (who will say to 

them,) 'You have returned to Us as We created you the first time. No, you 

claimed We would not appoint a meeting for you! 

[18.49] And the Book shall be set in place, and you will see the sinners fearful of 

what is in it.' They shall say, 'Woe to us! How is it, this book omits nothing small 

or great, all are counted! ' And they shall find what they did is present, and Your 

Lord will wrong no one. 

satan is the father of jinn and not an angel, and he and his descendants are 

the clear enemy of mankind [18.50-51] 

[18.50] When We said to the angels, 'Prostrate yourselves before Adam, ' all 

prostrated themselves except iblis, who was one of the jinn, disobedient to the 

command of his Lord. Would you then take him and his descendants to be your 

guardians, other than Me, when they are your clear enemy? How evil is the 

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[18.51] Neither did I make them witnesses at the creation of the heavens and the 

earth, nor at their own creation. I would never take those who lead others astray 

to be My supporters. 

The questioning on the Day of Judgement [18.52] 

[18.52] And the Day He will say, 'Call on those whom you claimed to be My 

associates.' They will invoke them, but they will receive no answer, for We shall 

place a gulf between them. 

[18.53] And when the evildoers see the Fire of Hell they will reckon it is there 

they shall fall. They shall find no escape from it. 

[1 8.54] We have set forth for people in this Koran all manner of parables; the 

human is the most disputatious of things. 

There is nothing to prevent people from believing and asking Allah to 

forgive them [18.55] 

[18.55] Nothing prevented people from believing and seeking the forgiveness of 

their Lord when guidance came to them, unless they are waiting for the fate of 

the ancients to overtake them, or that the punishment should come upon them 

face to face. 

The mission of the Messengers [18.56] 

[18.56] We send Our Messengers only to proclaim glad tidings and to give 

warning. But the unbelievers dispute with false arguments so that they may belie 

the truth. They have taken My verses and warnings in mockery. 

Those who will not be guided [18.57] 

[18.57] Who is greater in evil than he who, when reminded of the verses of his 

Lord, turns away from them and forgets what his hands have sent before him? 

We have placed veils over their hearts lest they should understand it, and there 

is heaviness in their ears. Even if you call them to guidance, they will never be 

guided. 

Allah is the Forgiver, the Owner of Mercy [18.58] 

[18.58] Your Lord is Forgiving, Owner of Mercy. Had it been His will to take them 

to task for what they earned, He would have hastened their punishment; but they 

have an appointed hour from which they will never escape. 

[18.59] And those villages! When they became evil We destroyed them and 

appointed a meeting for their destruction. 

The story of Prophets Moses and Al Khidr, the Green Man [18.60-83] 

[18.60] When Moses said to his (assisting) youth, 'I will not give up until I reach 

the point where the two seas meet even though I should go on for many years.' 

[1 8.61 ] But when they came to the point where the two met, they forgot their fish, 

which made its way burrowing into the sea. 

[18.62] And when they had gone further, he said to his assisting youth; 'Bring us 

our breakfast; we are worn out from our journey.' 

[1 8.63] He replied, 'What do you think, I forgot the fish when we were resting on 

the rock. None but satan made me forget to mention this it made its way into the 

sea in a marvelous fashion.' 

[18.64] 'This is what we have been seeking!' said he, and they retraced their 

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[18.65] and found one of Our worshipers to whom We had given from Our Mercy, 

and to whom We had taught knowledge of Ours. 

[18. 66] Moses said to him, 'May I follow you so that you can teach me of that you 

have learned of righteousness?' 

[18.67] 'You will not bear patiently with me,' He replied. 

[1 8.68] 'For how can you bear patiently with that which you have never 

encompassed in your knowledge?' 

[18.69] He (Moses) said, 'If Allah wills, you shall find me patient, I shall not 

disobey your order.' 

[18.70] He said, 'If you follow me, you must not question me about anything till I 

myself speak to you concerning it.' 

[18.71] So they departed. When they boarded a ship, he bored a hole in it. 'What, 

have you made a hole in it,' he said, 'is it to drown its passengers? You have 

done a dreadful thing.' 

[18.72] 'Did I not I tell you,' he replied, 'that you would not bear patiently with 

me?' 

[18.73] Moses said, 'Do not blame me for what I forgot, nor press me to do 

something which is too difficult,' 

[18.74] and so they departed. Thereafter they met a boy and he killed him. He 

(Moses) exclaimed, 'What, have you killed a pure soul and it was not done (in 

retaliation) for a soul you have done a terrible thing.' 

[18.75] 'Did I not tell you,' he replied, 'that you would not be able to bear patiently 

with me?' 

[18.76] He (Moses) said, 'If I question you again do not let me be your 

companion; you already have enough excuse.' 

[18.77] So they departed and thereafter they came to the inhabitants of a village. 

They asked its inhabitants for some food, but they declined to host them. There, 

they found a wall about to fall down whereupon his companion restored it. He 

(Moses) said, 'Had you wished, you could have taken payment for that.' 

[18.78] He said, 'This is the parting between me and you. But now I will tell you 

the interpretation of that which you could not patiently bear. 

[18.79] As for the ship, it belonged to poor people working on the sea. I rendered 

it imperfect because behind them there was a king who was taking every ship by 

brutal force. 

[18.80] As for the boy, his parents are believers, and we were afraid lest he 

should impose on them with his insolence and disbelief. 

[1 8.81 ] It was our wish that their Lord should grant them another in exchange, 

another better in purity and tenderness. 

[18.82] As for the wall, it belonged to two orphan boys in the city. Beneath it was 

(buried) a treasure which belonged to them. Their father had been a righteous 

person and your Lord willed that when they reach manhood to bring out their 

treasure as a mercy from your Lord. What I did was not done by my own 

command. That is the interpretation of what you could not bear with patience.' 

The story of Thul-Karnain [18.83-101] 

[18.83] They will ask you about Thul-Karnain (the pious and chosen). Say, "I will 

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[18.84] We established him in the land and gave him means to all things. 

[1 8.85] He journeyed on a way 

[18.86] until, when he reached the setting of the sun, he found it setting in a 

muddy spring, and nearby he found a nation. Thul-Karnain, ' We said, 'you must 

either punish them or show them kindness.' 

[18.87] He replied, 'The evildoer we shall punish. Then he shall return to his Lord 

and He will punish him with a stern punishment. 

[18.88] As for he who believes and does good works he shall receive a fine 

reward in recompense and we shall speak to him with a mild command.' 

[18.89] Then he followed the road, 

[18.90] until he reached the rising of the sun, he found it rising upon a nation for 

whom We provided no veil against it to shade them. 

[1 8.91 ] So, We encompassed in knowledge what was with him. 

[1 8.92] Then he followed the road, 

[1 8.93] when he reached between the two barriers he found on one side of them 

a nation who could barely understand speech. 

Gog and Magog are barricaded behind a barrier but will be let loose just 

before the end of the world [18.94-99] 

[18.94] 'Thul-Karnain, ' they said, 'Look, Gog and Magog are corrupting the earth. 

Build for us a barrier between us and them, and we will pay you a tribute.' 

[18.95] He replied, 'That which my Lord has given me is better, therefore help me 

with all your power, and I will build a barrier between you and between them. 

[18.96] Bring me ingots of iron.' After he had leveled between the two cliffs, he 

said, 'Blow.' And when he made it a fire, he said, 'Bring me molten copper so that 

I may pour over it.' 

[18.97] Thereafter they could neither scale it, nor could they pierce it. 

[18.98] He said, 'This is a mercy from my Lord. But when my Lord's promise is 

come, He will make it dust. The promise of my Lord is true.' 

[1 8.99] On that day, We will let them surge on one another, and the Horn shall be 

blown, and We will gather them all together. 

[1 8.1 00] On that Day We shall present Gehenna (Hell) to the unbelievers, 

[18.101] whose eyes were blinded to My remembrance and they were not able to 

hear. " 

Seek the guidance of believing authorities [18.102] 

[1 8.1 02] Do the unbelievers think that they can take My worshipers as guides 

other than Me? We have prepared Gehenna to be the hospitality of the 

unbelievers. 

Those whose deeds are lost [18.103-106] 

[1 8.1 03] Say, 'Shall we tell you of those who are the greatest losers in deeds?' 

[18.104] (They are) those whose striving in this world go astray, while they think 

that what they are doing are good deeds. 

[1 8.1 05] Those are they who disbelieve the verses of their Lord and deny that 

they will ever meet Him their deeds have failed. On the Day of Resurrection, We 

shall not give any weight to them. 

[18.106] Gehenna is their recompense; because they disbelieved and mocked 

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Those whose deeds win [18.107-108] 

[1 8.1 07] The hospitality of those who believe and do good works shall be the 

Gardens of Paradise 

[1 8.1 08] where they will live for ever and never wish that they should be removed 

from it. 

The magnitude of the Words of Allah [18.109] 

[1 8.1 09] Say, 'If the sea were ink for the Words of my Lord, the sea would surely 

be spent before the Words of my Lord are spent, even if We brought its like for 

replenishment.' 

How to meet Allah [1 8.1 1 0] 

[1 8.1 1 0] Say, 'I am only a human like you, revealed to me is that your God is One 

God. Let him who hopes for the encounter with his Lord do good work, and not 

associate anyone with the worship of his Lord.' 

19 Mary -Maryam 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

[19.1] KaafHaYa'aeenSaad. 

The story of Prophet Zachariah and the birth of his son John [19.2-15] 

[1 9.2] A mention of the Mercy of your Lord to his worshiper Zachariah, 

[19.3] when he called upon his Lord in secret, 

[19.4] saying, 'O my Lord, my bones are enfeebled, and my head glows silver 

with age. Yet, never Lord, have I been unblessed in prayer to You. 

[19.5] Indeed, I fear my kinsmen who will succeed me, for my wife is barren. 

Grant me a kinsman 

[19.6] who will be my heir and an heir to the House of Jacob, and make him, my 

Lord, satisfied.' 

[19.7] 'O Zachariah, We give you good tidings of a son, and he shall be called 

John (Yahya); a name We have never given before.' 

[19.8] 'How shall I have a son, Lord,' he asked, 'when my wife is barren, and I am 

advanced in years?' 

[19.9] He replied, 'It shall be so; your Lord says, "It is easy for Me, indeed, I 

created you before time when you were not a thing." 

[19.10] He (Zachariah) said, 'Lord, make for me a sign.' He replied, 'Your sign is 

that you shall not speak to people for three nights being without fault.' 

[19.11] Then he came out from the Sanctuary to his nation, and gestured to them 

to exalt (their Lord) at the dawn and at the evening. 

[1 9.12] (We said), 'O John, hold fast to the Book', and We bestowed on him 

judgment while yet a child 

[19.13] and tenderness from Us and purity, and he was cautious; 

[19.14] honoring his parents, being neither arrogant nor rebellious. 

[19.15] Peace be upon him on the day he was born and the day he dies, and on 

him the day when he is raised up alive. 

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[1 9.16] And mention in the Book, Mary, how she withdrew from her people to an 

eastern place and she took a veil apart from them; 

The conception of Prophet Jesus [19.17-21] 

[1 9.17] We sent to her Our Spirit (Gabriel) in the resemblance of a perfect 

human. 

[19.18] (And when she saw him) she said, 'I take refuge in the Merciful from you! 

If you are fearful.' 

[19.19] 'I am the Messenger of your Lord,' he replied, 'and have come to give you 

a pure boy.' 

[19.20] 'How shall I bear a son,' she answered, 'when I am not touched by a 

human and not unchaste?' 

[19.21] "Even so" he replied, "as such your Lord has said, 'Easy it is for Me. And 

We shall make him a sign to mankind and a mercy from Us. It is a matter 

decreed.'" 

The birth of Prophet Jesus [19.22-26] 

[19.22] Thereupon she carried him, and retired to a far off place. 

[19.23] And when the birth-pangs came upon her by the trunk of a palm-tree, she 

said, 'Oh, would that I had died before this and become a thing forgotten!' 

[19.24] He called from below to her, 'Do not sorrow, look, your Lord has provided 

a rivulet below you, 

[1 9.25] and shake the trunk of this palm-tree it will drop fresh ripe dates upon 

you. 

[19.26] Therefore eat and drink and rejoice with your eyes. If you meet any 

human say to him, "I have vowed a fast to the Merciful and will not speak with 

anyone today."' 

Mary presents her son to her people [19.27-33] 

[19.27] She came to her nation, carrying him; and they said, 'O Mary, you have 

committed a monstrous thing. 

[1 9.28] O sister of Aaron, your father was never an evil man, nor was your 

mother unchaste.' 

[19.29] So she pointed to him (Prophet Jesus). But they replied, 'How can we 

speak with a baby in the cradle?' 

The baby Jesus speaks to his family [19.30-33] 

[19.30] He (the baby) said, 'I am the worshiper of Allah. Allah has given me the 

Book and made me a Prophet. 

[19.31] He made me to be blessed wherever I am, and He has charged me with 

prayer and charity for as long as I shall live. 

[19.32] (He has made me) kind to my mother; He has not made me arrogant, 

unprosperous. 

[19.33] Peace be upon me on the day I was born, and on the day I die; and on 

the day when I shall be raised up alive.' 

[19.34] Such was (Prophet) Jesus, the son of Mary. A saying of truth, concerning 

what they doubt. 

The variance between Nazarenes and Christians [19.35-40] 

[1 9.35] It is not for Allah to take a son! Exaltations to Him! When He decrees a 

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[19.36] Indeed, Allah is my Lord and your Lord therefore worship Him. That is the 

Straight Path. 

[19.37] But the parties have fallen into variance among themselves, then woe to 

those who disbelieve for the scene of a Dreadful Day. 

[1 9.38] How well they will hear and see on the Day when they come before Us! 

The evildoers are today in clear error. 

[19.39] Warn them of that Day of Anguish, when the matter is determined whilst 

heedlessly they disbelieve. 

[1 9.40] For We shall inherit the earth and all that are on it. To Us, they shall 

return. 

The story of Prophet Abraham and his family [19.41-50 

[19.41] Mention in the Book Abraham; He was truthful and a Prophet. 

[19.42] He said to his father, 'O father, why worship that which can neither see 

nor hear, nor helps you in anything? 

[19.43] Father, knowledge has come to me which has not come you, therefore, 

follow me. I will guide you to a Level Path. 

[19.44] Father, do not worship satan; for satan has rebelled against the Merciful. 

[19.45] Father, I fear that the punishment of the Merciful will fall upon you and 

you will become a guide of satan.' 

[19.46] But he replied, 'Do you shrink away from my gods, Abraham? Surely, if 

you do not cease I will stone you, so leave me for awhile.' 

[19.47] 'Peace be on you, ' he (Abraham) said, 'I shall call upon my Lord to 

forgive you, for to me He has been gracious. 

Abraham leaves his people on account of their idolatry and is blessed with 

sons [19.48-50] 

[1 9.48] Now I will go away from you and that you call upon, other than Allah. I will 

call on my Lord. Perhaps I shall not be unblessed in calling my Lord.' 

[19.49] So when he turned away from them and those they worshipped, other 

than Allah, We gave him Isaac and Jacob. Each of them We made a Prophet, 

[19.50] and We gave them of Our Mercy and We appointed to them a truthful, 

highly sincere tongue. 

Allah speaks to Moses [19.51-52] 

[19.51] Mention in the Book, Moses. He was devoted, a Messenger, and a 

Prophet. 

[1 9.52] We called out to him from the right side of the mountain, and drew him 

near in (Divine) conversation. 

Aaron is made a prophet [19.53] 

[19.53] From Our Mercy We gave him, his brother Aaron, a Prophet. 

Ishmael was a messenger and a prophet [1954-56] 

[19.54] And mention in the Book, Ishmael; he too was true to his promise, a 

Messenger and a Prophet. 

[19.55] And he ordered his people to pray and to give charity and his Lord was 

pleased with him. 

Idris was a prophet [19.56-57] 

[19.56] And mention in the Book, Idris; he too was of the truth and a Prophet, 

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All the prophets are descended from Adam [19.58] 

[19. 58] These are whom Allah has blessed among the Prophets from among the 

seed of Adam and of those whom We bore with Noah; the descendants of 

Abraham, of Israel, and of those whom We have guided and chose. For when the 

verses of the Merciful were recited to them, they fell down prostrate, weeping. 

Those who waste their prayers and those who repent [19.59-60] 

[19.59] But the generation that succeeded them wasted their prayers and 

followed their desires, so they shall encounter error 

The peace of Paradise [19.60-63] 

[19.60] except he who repents and believes and does good works; those shall be 

admitted to Paradise and shall not be wronged in any way. 

[19.61] (They shall enter the) Gardens of Eden, which the Merciful has promised 

His worshipers in the Unseen. Indeed, His promise shall come. 

[19.62] There, they shall hear no idle talk, but only peace. And there they shall be 

given their provision at dawn and at the evening. 

[19.63] That is the Paradise which We shall give the cautious worshipers to 

inherit. 

The angel Gabriel only descends by the command of Allah [19.64] 

[19.64] (Gabriel said,) 'We do not descend except at the command of your Lord. 

To Him belongs all that is before us and all that is behind us, and all that lies 

between. Your Lord does not forget. 

Allah is Lord of the heavens and earth [19.65] 

[19.65] Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, so 

worship Him, be patient in His worship. Do you know any that can be named with 

His Name!' 

The people of Hell [19.66-70] 

[19.66] The human says. 'What, when I am dead, shall I be raised to life?' 

[1 9.67] Will the human not remember that We created him before when he was 

not a thing. 

[19.68] By your Lord, We will gather them and the satans, and We shall parade 

them hobbling on their knees in Gehenna, 

[1 9.69] from every party We will pluck out whichever of them was the most 

hardened in disdain of the Most Merciful. 

[1 9.70] We alone know who deserves most to be burned therein. 

All will experience Hell but the cautious believers will be saved [19.71-72] 

[1 9.71 ] There is not one of you who shall not go down to it: such is a thing 

decreed, determined by your Lord. 

[19.72] Then, We will save those who were cautious of Us, but the harm doers 

shall be left there hobbling on their knees. 

[19.73] When Our clear verses are recited to them the unbelievers say to the 

believers, 'Which of the two parties has a better position or company?' 

[19.74] How many generations have We destroyed before them, who were far 

greater in riches and more boastful! 

[19.75] Say, 'Whosoever is in error, let the Most Merciful prolong his life span 

until they see that which they were threatened, be it a punishment, or the Hour. 

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Good deeds are rewarded [19.76] 

[19.76] Allah will increase those who were guided in guidance and things that 

abide. Good deeds are better in reward with your Lord, and, better in return. 

Unfounded conjecture [19.77-80] 

[19.77] Have you seen he who disbelieves Our verses and yet says, 'I shall 

surely be given wealth and children! ' 

[1 9. 78] Has he gained knowledge of the Unseen? Or taken a covenant with the 

Merciful? 

[19.79] On the contrary, We will write down what he says and prolong the length 

of his punishment. 

[1 9.80] We shall inherit that of which he speaks and he will come before Us 

alone. 

The associates will renounce their followers [19.81-82] 

[1 9.81 ] And they have taken gods, other than Allah, that they might be a power 

from them. 

[19.82] Indeed no! They will renounce their worship and turn against them. 

Leave those who do not believe to Allah [19.83-87] 

[19.83] Have you not seen how We send down to the unbelievers satans who 

prick them? 

[19.84] Therefore, do not hasten (things) against them, for We count out to them 

a number, 

[19.85] and on the Day when We will ceremonially gather the righteous to the 

Merciful, 

[19.86] and drive the evildoers as herds, into Gehenna 

[19.87] who have no power of intercession, except those who have taken a 

covenant with the Merciful. 

There is none in the heavens and earth that will not come before Allah as a 

worshipper, but for some it will be to late [19.88-95] 

[19.88] And they say, 'The Merciful has taken a son.' 

[19.89] Surely, you have brought a monstrous thing! 

[19.90] Thereby the heavens are nearly torn and the earth split asunder, and 

mountains fall crashing down 

[19.91] because they have ascribed a son to the Merciful. 

[1 9.92] It is not for the Merciful to take a son! 

[19.93] There is none in the heavens and earth except he comes to the Merciful 

as a worshiper. 

[19.94] He has counted them and exactly numbered all; 

[19.95] and each one shall come to Him on the Day of Resurrection, alone. 

Allah loves those who believe and do righteous deeds [19.96] 

[19.96] Those who believe and do righteous deeds, the Merciful will assign for 

them love. 

The Koran and its message [19.97] 

[19.97] We have made it easy in your own tongue in order that you proclaim the 

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The demise of disbelieving generations [19.98] 

[19.98] How many generations have We destroyed before them! Do you sense 
even one of them, or hear a whisper from them? 

20 Taha -Taahaa 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

[20.1] TaHa. 

Allah is the Owner of all creation [20.2-8] 

[20.2] We have not sent down the Koran to you for you to be tired, 

[20.3] but as a reminder to he who fears. 

[20.4] It is a sending down from Him who has created the earth, and the high 

heavens, 

[20.5] the Merciful willed to the Throne. 

[20.6] To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth, and all that lies 

between them, and underneath the soil. 

[20.7] If you speak loudly; He has indeed knowledge of the secret and the 

hidden. 

[20.8] Allah, there is no god except He. To Him belong the most Beautiful 

Names. 

The story of Prophet Moses and his prophethood [20.9-99] 

[20.9] Has the story of Moses reached you? 

[20.10] When he saw a fire, he said to his family, 'Stay here, for I can see a fire. 

Perhaps I can bring you a lighted torch or find at the fire guidance.' 

[20.1 1] When he reached it, he was called. 'O Moses, 

[20.12] I am your Lord. Take off your shoes, for you are in Towa, the sacred 

valley. 

[20.13] I have chosen you. Therefore, listen to what shall be revealed. 

[20.14] Indeed, I am Allah. There is no god except Me. Worship Me, and 

establish the prayer of My remembrance. 

[20.15] The Hour is coming. I almost conceal it, so that every soul will be 

recompensed for its labors. 

[20.1 6] Do not let those who disbelieve in it and follow their desires bar you from 

it, or you will perish. 

The signs of Allah given to Moses [20.17-36] 

[20.17] What is that in your right hand, Moses?' 

[20.18] 'It is my staff,' Moses replied, 'upon it I lean and with it I beat down leaves 

to feed my sheep and for me there are other uses in it.' 

[20.1 9] He said, 'Moses, cast it down.' 

[20.20] So he cast it down, and thereupon it turned into a sliding serpent. 

[20.21] 'Take it, and do not fear,' He said, 'We will restore it to its former state. 

[20.22] Now, put your hand under your armpit. It shall come out white, without 

evil, a second sign. 

[20.23] But We shall show you some of Our greatest signs. 

[20.24] Go to Pharaoh, he has become insolent.' 

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[20.26] and ease my task for me. 

[20.27] Unloose the knot upon my tongue, 

[20.28] that they may understand my speech. 

[20.29] Appoint for me a minister from my family 

[20.30] Aaron, my brother. 

[20.31] By him confirm my strength 

[20.32] and let him share my task, 

[20.33] so that we exalt You 

[20.34] and remember You abundantly. 

[20.35] You are surely seeing us.' 

[20.36] He replied, 'Moses, your request is granted. 

The favor of Allah to Moses when he was a baby [20.37-40] 

[20.37] We had already shown you favor 

[20.38] when We revealed what was to be made known to your mother, 

[20.39] saying, 'Put him in the box and cast it into the river. The river will cast him 

on to the bank, and he shall be taken up by an enemy of Mine and an enemy of 

his.' I lavished My Love on you, and to be formed in My Sight. 

[20. 40] Your sister went (to them) and said, 'Shall I guide you to one who will 

nurse him?' And so We restored you to your mother, so that her eyes might 

rejoice and that she might not sorrow. And when you killed a soul We saved you 

from grief and then We tried you with many trials. You stayed among the people 

of Midian for a number of years, and then, Moses, you came here according to a 

decree. 

Moses becomes a prophet [20.41] 

[20.41] I have chosen you for Me. 

Moses and Aaron go to Pharoah with the warning signs of Allah [20.42-70] 

[20.42] Go, you and your brother with My signs, and do not be negligent of My 

Remembrance. 

[20.43] Go to Pharaoh, for he has become insolent. 

Invite people to Allah with gentle words [20.44] 

[20.44] Speak to him with gentle words; perhaps he will ponder or fear.' 

[20.45] 'O our Lord,' both said, 'We fear lest he may be excessive against us or 

become insolent.' 

[20. 46] He replied, 'Have no fear I shall be with you, both hearing and seeing. 

[20.47] Both of you go to him (Pharaoh) and say, "We are the Messengers of 

your Lord. Let the Children of Israel depart with us, and do not punish them. We 

have come to you with a sign from your Lord; peace be on him who follows 

guidance! 

[20.48] It is revealed to us that a punishment will fall on those who belie and turn 

away." 

Pharaoh asks Moses and Aaron who their Lord is [20.49-54] 

[20.49] He (Pharaoh) said, 'Moses, who is the Lord of you both?' 

[20.50] 'Our Lord,' he replied, 'is He Who gave everything its creation and then 

guided it.' 

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[20.52] He (Moses) answered, 'The knowledge of them is in a Book with My Lord. 

My Lord neither goes astray, nor forgets. 

[20.53] It is He who has made for you the earth as a cradle and threaded roads 

for you and sends down water from the sky with which We bring forth every kind 

of plant. 

[20.54] You eat and let your cattle graze.' Surely, in this there are signs for those 

of understanding. 

[20.55] We created you from it (the earth), and to it We shall restore you; and 

from it We will bring you forth yet a second time. 

[20.56] So We showed him (Pharaoh) Our signs, all of them, but he belied and 

refused them. 

[20.57] He said, 'Moses, have you come to drive us from our land with your 

sorcery? 

[20.58] We will indeed bring sorcery similar to yours. Appoint a meeting place 

between us and you, in a place which is agreeable to both which neither we nor 

you shall not fail (to keep).' 

[20.59] He (Moses) replied, 'Your meeting shall be on the day of the feast, and let 

the people be assembled by midmorning.' 

[20.60] So Pharaoh withdrew and gathered his guile, then returned, 

[20.61] and Moses said to them, 'Alas! Do not forge a lie against Allah lest He 

destroys you with a punishment. Indeed, whosoever forges has failed.' 

[20.62] They disputed upon their plan with one another, and spoke in secret 

[20.63] saying, 'These two are sorcerers whose aim is to drive you from your land 

by their sorcery and destroy your noble ways. 

[20.64] Gather your guile and then lineup a rank those who gain the upper hand 

today shall indeed prosper.' 

[20.65] They said to Moses, 'Will you throw down or shall we be the first?' 

[20.66] Moses replied, 'No, you throw first.' And by their sorcery it seemed to him 

that their ropes and staffs were sliding. 

[20.67] Moses became fearful within himself. 

[20.68] But We said to him, 'Do not be afraid; you shall surely be the uppermost. 

[20.69] Throw that which is in your right hand. It will swallow up that which they 

have made, for that which they made is but the guile of a sorcerer. Wherever he 

goes the sorcerer does not prosper.' 

Despite the tyranny of Pharaoh, the sorcerers surrender to Allah [20.70-73] 

[20.70] Thereafter the sorcerers threw themselves down, prostrating, saying, 'We 

believe in the Lord of Aaron and Moses.' 

[20.71] 'Have you believed him before I have given you permission!' he 

(Pharaoh) said. 'Indeed, he (must be) your chief, the one who taught you sorcery. 

I will cut off on opposite sides a hand and a foot then crucify you on the trunks of 

palm-trees. Indeed, you shall know whose punishment is more stern, and more 

lasting!' 

[20.72] Their reply was, 'We will not prefer you over the clear signs that have 

come to us, nor over Him who has created us. So decide upon whatever you 

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[20.73] We believe in our Lord so that He forgives us our sins and the sorcery 

you have forced us to practice. Allah is Better, and Everlasting.' 

Hell and Paradise [20.74-76] 

[20.74] Gehenna (Hell) awaits whosoever comes before his Lord as a sinner, 

there he shall neither die nor live. 

[20.75] But for whosoever comes before Him as a believer and having done good 

works there awaits the most highest degree; 

[20.76] living for ever in the Gardens of Eden, underneath which rivers flow. Such 

shall be the recompense of he who purifies himself. 

Moses leads the Children of Israel out of Egypt [20.77-79] 

[20.77] To Moses we also revealed, 'Set forth with My worshipers by night and 

strike for them a dry path in the sea. Do not fear that you will be overtaken, 

neither be afraid.' 

[20.78] Pharaoh pursued them with his legions so they were overwhelmed from 

the sea with that which drowned them. 

[20.79] For Pharaoh had misled his nation, and did not guide them. 

The Mercy of Allah to the Children of Israel [20.80-82] 

[20.80] Children of Israel! We saved you from your enemies and made a 

covenant with you on the right side of the Mountain. We sent down manna and 

quails. 

[20.81] 'Eat of the good things with which We have provided you and do not 

transgress therein lest My Anger should fall upon you, and upon whosoever My 

Anger falls has assuredly fallen, 

[20.82] but to whosoever repents, believes and does good deeds, and is at last 

guided, I am Forgiving.' 

The disbelief of the Children of Israel [20.83-91] 

[20.83] 'Moses, why have you come with such haste from your nation?' 

[20.84] Moses replied, 'They are following me. My Lord, I made haste only so that 

I might please You.' 

[20.85] He (Allah) said, 'We tempted your nation in your absence, and the 

Samaritan has misled them into error.' 

The ungratefulness of the Children of Israel when they disbelieved and 

forsook the worship of Allah for the golden calf [20.86-91] 

[20.86] With great anger and sorrow, Moses returned to his nation. 'My nation,' 

he said, 'did your Lord not make you a fine promise? Did the time of the covenant 

seem long to you? Or did you desire that the anger of your Lord should fall upon 

you so that you failed in your coming to my appointment?' 

[20.87] They replied, 'We have not failed in our promise to you through our 

choosing. We were laden with fardels, even the ornaments of the nation, and 

threw them just as the Samaritan had thrown them (into the fire), 

[20.88] and made a calf for them, a figure that lowed. "This," they said, "is your 

god and the god of Moses but whom he has forgotten." 

[20.89] What! Did they not see that it did not speak a word to them in return, and 

for them it could own neither harm nor benefit? 

The Children of Israel reject Aaron's attempts to stop them worshiping the 

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[20.90] Aaron had said to them before, 'My nation, you have been tempted by it. 

Your Lord is the Merciful. Follow me and obey my order.' 

[20.91] They replied, 'We will not stop; we will cling to it until Moses returns to us.' 

[20.92] He (Moses) said to Aaron, 'When you saw them in error, what prevented 

you, 

[20.93] from following after me, did you disobey my order?' 

[20.94] 'Son of my mother,' he replied, 'Do not seize my beard nor my head. I 

was afraid that you might say, "You have divided the Children of Israel and did 

not uphold my word." 

Moses questions the Samaritan [20.95-98] 

[20.95] 'You, Samaritan, ' said he (Moses), 'what was your business? ' 

[20.96] He replied, 'I saw what they did not see and seized a handful of dust from 

the foot print of the messenger and so I cast it this my soul prompted me to do.' 

[20.97] 'Begone! Your lot in this life is to cry, "untouchable!" ' said he (Moses). 'An 

appointment awaits you that you cannot fail to keep. Look at your god which you 

clung to indeed we will burn it and scatter its ashes upon the sea.' 

Allah knows all things [20.98] 

[20.98] Your God is only One, Allah. There is no god, except He, alone. His 

knowledge encompasses all things. 

[20.99] And so We narrate to you the stories of the past, and We have given you 

a remembrance from Us. 

The Day of Resurrection [20.100-113] 

[20.100] Whosoever has turned away from it shall bear a burden on the Day of 

Resurrection. 

[20.101] and live in it for ever; how evil will that burden be for them on the Day of 

Resurrection. 

[20.102] The Day when the Horn shall be blown. On that Day, We shall assemble 

all the sinners with blued eyes, 

[20.103] and they shall murmur among themselves, 'You have stayed away but 

ten (days and nights).' 

[20.1 04] We know well what they will say. The most just among them in the 

matter will declare, 'You have stayed away but one day.' 

[20.105] They will question you about the mountains. Say, 'My Lord will scatter 

them as ashes 

[20.106] and leave them a desolate waste, 

[20.107] with neither crookedness nor any curving to be seen therein.' 

[20. 1 08] On that Day, they will follow the Summoner, who is not crooked, their 

voices hushed before the Merciful, and you shall hear nothing except a 

murmuring. 

[20.1 09] On that Day intercession will not benefit them except him that has 

received the permission of the Merciful and whose words are pleased by Him. 

[20.1 10] He knows what is before them and behind them, and they do not 

comprehend Him in knowledge. 

[20.1 11] (All) faces shall be humbled before the Living One, the Eternal. Those 

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[20.1 12] but those who have believed and done good works shall fear neither 

wrong nor injustice. 

[20.1 13] As such We sent it down, an Arabic Koran, and explained in it threats in 

order that they be cautious, or, that it prompts the Remembrance in them. 

Ask Allah to increase you in knowledge [20.114] 

[20.1 14] Highly exalted be Allah, the true King! Do not hasten with the Koran 

before its revelation has been completed to you, but say, 'Lord, increase me in 

knowledge.' 

The story of Prophet Adam and Eve and their expulsion from the Garden 

[20.115-127] 

[20.1 1 5] We made a covenant with Adam, but he forgot and We found in him no 

constancy. 

[20.1 16] And when We said to the angels, 'Prostrate yourselves before Adam,' 

they all prostrated themselves except iblis, who refused. 

[20.1 17] 'Adam,' We said, 'This is you and your wife's enemy. Do not let him 

expel you from the Garden, so that you (Adam) will be tired. 

[20.1 18] It has been given to you so that you shall neither become hungry nor 

naked therein; 

[20.1 19] there, (you shall) neither thirst, nor suffer from the sun.' 

The whispering of satan to Adam [20.120-121] 

[20.120] But satan whispered to him saying, 'Adam, shall I direct you the Tree of 

Eternity and a kingdom which never decays?' 

[20.121] They both ate of it, and their shameful parts appeared to them, 

whereupon they began to stitch upon themselves leaves from the Garden. And 

so it was, Adam erred and disobeyed his Lord. 

[20.122] But afterwards his Lord chose him; He turned again towards him and 

guided him. 

[20.1 23] 'Both of you, together, go down out of it (the Garden) each of you an 

enemy to the other,' He said, 'but, if My Guidance comes to you, whosoever 

follows My Guidance shall neither go astray nor be unprosperous; 

[20.1 24] but whosoever turns away from My remembrance, his life shall be 

narrow and on the Day of Resurrection We shall raise him blind.' 

[20.125] 'My Lord, ' he will say, 'why have You raised me blind when I was able to 

see?' 

[20.126] He (Allah) will say, 'It is so, Our verses came to you and you forgot 

them. So this Day you are forgotten.' 

[20.127] In this way We recompense the prodigal who disbelieves the verses of 

his Lord. But the punishment of the Everlasting Life is more terrible and 

everlasting. 

The signs of Allah [20.128-129] 

[20.128] Is it not a guidance to them, how many generations We destroyed 

before them in whose dwelling places they walk? Surely, in this there are signs 

for those of reason. 

[20.129] Except for a Word that preceded from your Lord, and a stated term, it 

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Exalt Allah so that you will be pleasing to Him [20.130] 

[20.130] Therefore, be patient with what they say, and exalt with the praise of 

your Lord before sunrise and before sunset. And in the watches of the night and 

at the edges of the day, exalt Him, so that you will be pleasing. 

Life is a trial [20.131] 

[20.131] Do not stretch your eyes at the flower of this life which We have given 

couples to enjoy, it is with this that We might try them; and the provision of your 

Lord is better, and more enduring. 

Allah is not in need of us, but we are in need of Him [20.132] 

[20.132] Order your family to pray and be patient in it. We do not ask you for 

provisions, rather, it is We who provide for you. And the final outcome is for the 

cautious. 

The Jews rejected the signs of their prophets in the preceding Scrolls yet 

now they ask Prophet Muhammad for a sign [20.133-135] 

[20.133] They say, 'Why does he not bring us a sign from his Lord?' Did not a 

clear sign come to them in the preceding Scrolls? 

[20.134] Had We destroyed them with a punishment before this, they would have 

said, 'Our Lord, why did You not send us a Messenger so that we could have 

followed Your verses before we were humiliated and degraded.' 

[20.135] Say, 'Everyone is waiting; so wait. Indeed, you shall know who are the 

companions of the Even Path, and those who are guided.' 

21 The Prophets - AI-'Anbiya' 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

Time is running out yet mankind persists in the neglect of the Word of 

Allah [21.1-2 

[21 .1] The Reckoning for mankind is drawing near, yet they are heedless and 

turn away. 

[21 .2] No recent revival of the remembrance comes to them from their Lord, 

except that they play with it as they listen 

The argument of the unbelievers and their disregard for the signs of Allah 

[21.3-6] 

[21 .3] their hearts are diverted. The harm-doers mutter to one another, 'Is this 

anything else but a human like yourself? What, will you follow sorcery with your 

eyes open?' 

[21 .4] He said, 'My Lord has knowledge of what is said in the heavens and on 

earth. He is the Hearer, the Knower.' 

[21 .5] Some say, 'No, it is only mixed dreams.' 'No, he has forged it himself, or, 

'no, he is a poet! Let him bring us a sign, just as the ancient ones were sent as 

Messengers.' 

[21 .6] Of the villages We destroyed, there was not one that believed. What, will 

they not believe? 

All the prophets and messengers of Allah were human [21.7-9] 

[21 .7] We never sent (anyone) before you except men to whom We revealed to 

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[21 .8] Nor did We make them bodies that ate no food, nor were they immortal. 

[21 .9] Then We were true to the promise, We saved them together with those 

whom We willed, and destroyed the transgressors. 

The challenge and questioning of Allah [21.10-15] 

[21.10] Now, We have sent down to you a Book in which is your Remembrance. 

Will you not understand? 

[21 .1 1] How many harm-doing villages have We shattered and replaced them 

with another nation. 

[21.12] And when they felt Our Might they fled from it. 

[21.13] 'Do not run away. Return to your luxury that you rejoiced in, and your 

homes in order that you be questioned! ' 

[21.14] They said, 'Alas for us we were harm doers!' 

[21.15] And this they did not stop crying out until We made them stubble, silent, 

and still. 

The creation of Allah has a purpose [21.16-17] 

[21.16] It was not in play that We created the heavens and the earth and all that 

lies between them. 

[21.17] Had We wished to take to Us an amusement We would have taken it to 

Us from Ours had We done so. 

Truth will conquer falsehood [21.18] 

[21.18] No, We hurl truth at falsehood, and it shall conquer it, and see, falsehood 

vanishes. Woe to you for all you have described. 

Description of those who believe [21.19-20] 

[21.19] To Him belongs whosoever is in the heavens and the earth. Those who 

are with Him are not too proud to worship Him, nor are they ever wearied. 

[21 .20] They never fail to exalt Him either at night or in the day. 

Allah is above all that is associated with Him [21.21-35] 

[21 .21] Or, have they taken earthly gods who revive the dead? 

[21 .22] Had there been gods in heaven or earth, other than Allah, both would 

indeed have been ruined. Exalted be Allah, Lord of the Throne, above that they 

describe. 

[21 .23] He is not to be questioned about what He does, but they shall be 

questioned. 

[21 .24] Have they taken gods, other than Him? Say, 'Bring us your proof! Here is 

the Remembrance of he who is with me and the Remembrance of those before 

me.' But no, most of them do not know the truth, therefore they turn away. 

[21 .25] We never sent a Messenger before you except that We revealed to him 

saying, 'There is no god except Me, therefore, worship Me.' 

[21 .26] They say, 'The Merciful has taken a son.' Exaltations to Him! No, they are 

only His honored worshipers, 

[21 .27] who do not surpass Him in speech, and do as He commands. 

[21 .28] He knows what is before them and what is behind them. They intercede 

for none except for him whom He is well pleased, and they tremble in awe of 

Him. 

If anyone claims that they are God they will be recompensed with Hell 

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[21 .29] If any one of them says, 'I am a god other than Him,' We will recompense 

him with Gehenna (Hell). As such We recompense the harm doers. 

Signs of Allah in the heavens and earth [21.30-33] 

[21 .30] Have the unbelievers not seen that the heavens and the earth were sewn 

up as one (solid) mass, then We unstitched them, and that We made every living 

thing of water? Will they not believe! 

[21 .31] We set firm mountains upon the earth lest it should shake with them, and 

We placed therein ravines to be paths so that they might be guided. 

[21 .32] We established the heaven as a well protected roof, yet they still turn 

away from its signs. 

[21 .33] It is He who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon; 

each floating in an orbit. 

[21 .34] We have never assigned immortality to a human before you, therefore, if 

you yourself die, will they live for ever? 

Everyone will be tried with good and evil [21.35] 

[21 .35] Every soul shall taste death. We will try you with a trial of evil and good. 

Then, to Us you shall be returned. 

Allah shows the unbelievers where they go astray [21.36] 

[21 .36] When the unbelievers see you, they take you only for mockery, saying, 'Is 

this he who talks about your gods?' While they are unbelievers in the 

Remembrance of the Merciful. 

The warning to those who do not believe [21.37-46] 

[21 .37] The human was created of haste. Indeed, I will show you My signs; so do 

not ask Me to hasten them. 

[21 .38] They say, 'If you are truthful, when will this promise come?' 

[21 .39] If the unbelievers only knew when they will be unable to shield either their 

faces or their backs from the Fire; when they will not be helped! 

[21.40] It will overtake them suddenly, dumbfounding them. They shall be unable 

to ward it off, and they shall not be respited. 

[21 .41] Before you, other Messengers were mocked, but the mockers were 

encompassed by the very thing they mocked. 

[21 .42] Say, 'Who will guard you, by night and by day from the Merciful?' But no, 

they turn away from their Lord's remembrance. 

[21 .43] Or have they gods to defend them, other than Us? Indeed, they are 

unable to help themselves, neither shall they be guarded in safety from Us. 

[21 .44] We gave days of enjoyment to them and their fathers until their life 

became long. Are they unable to see how We come to their land and reduce its 

borders. Or, is it they who are the victors? 

[21 .45] Say, 'I warn you only by the Revelation.' But the deaf hear nothing when 

they are warned. 

[21 .46] But if just a breath of your Lord's punishment were to touch them, they 

would say, 'Woe for us, we were harm doers!' 

No one will be wronged on the Day of Resurrection [21.47-50] 

[21 .47] On the Day of Resurrection We shall set up just scales, so that no soul 

shall in the least be wronged, even though it be the weight of a grain of mustard 

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[21 .48] We gave Moses and Aaron the Criterion, and gave them a light and a 

Remembrance for the cautious; 

[21 .49] those who fear Allah in the Unseen, tremble because of the Hour. 

[21 .50] This is a blessed Remembrance which We have sent down. Do you 

disbelieve it? 

Abraham proves the worthlessness of idolatry [21.51-67] 

[21 .51 ] Before this We gave Abraham his virtue, for We knew him. 

[21 .52] He said to his father and to his nation, 'What, are these the statues to 

which you cling?' 

[21 .53] They replied, 'We found our fathers worshipping them.' 

[21 .54] He said, 'Truly, you and your fathers are in clear error.' 

[21 .55] They said, 'Is it the truth you have brought us, or are you one of those 

that play?' 

[21 .56] 'No,' he answered, 'your Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth, 

the Originator of them, and I am among those bearing witness to it. 

[21 .57] By Allah, I will certainly outwit your idols as soon as you have turned your 

backs and gone.' 

[21 .58] He broke them all into pieces, except their great one so that they might 

return to it. 

[21 .59] 'Who has done this to our gods?' they exclaimed. 'He must surely be a 

harm doer.' 

[21 .60] 'We have heard a young man called Abraham mention them' they replied. 

[21 .61] They said, 'Then bring him here so that the people may see, so that they 

may bear witness.' 

Even though the unbelievers recognize the truth most will not admit it 

because of their position in society [21.62-67] 

[21 .62] 'Abraham,' they said, 'was it you who did this to our gods?' 

[21 .63] 'No,' he replied. 'It was their great one amongst them that did it. Ask them, 

if they are able to speak.' 

[21 .64] So they returned one to another saying, 'Surely, it is you who are the 

harm doers!' 

[21 .65] But then they reversed their minds, 'You know they do not speak.' 

[21 .66] He said, 'Would you then worship that, instead of Allah, which can neither 

help nor harm you? 

[21 .67] Shame on you and on that you worship other than Allah! Have you no 

understanding?' 

Allah protects Abraham when his people try to kill him and saved Lot 

[21.68-71] 

[21 .68] They said, 'Burn him and help your gods, if you are going to do anything!' 

[21 .69] 'O Fire,' We said, 'be coolness and safety for Abraham.' 

[21 .70] They sought to outwit him, but We made them the worst of losers. 

[21 .71] We saved him and Lot, and brought them to the land which We had 

blessed for all the worlds. 

Abraham's children and some of his descendants were prophets [21.72-73] 

[21 .72] We gave him, in excess, Isaac, and Jacob (for a grandson); and We 

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[21 .73] and appointed them leaders to guide by Our Command and We revealed 

to them to do good deeds, and to establish the prayer, and the giving of charity, 

and they were for Us worshipers. 

The Mercy of Allah to Lot [21.74-75] 

[21 .74] To Lot, We gave judgment and knowledge and saved him from the village 

that had been committing corrupt deeds; for they were an evil nation and were 

debauched. 

[21 .75] We admitted him to Our Mercy, he was among the righteous. 

The Mercy of Allah to Noah [21 .76-77] 

[21 .76] And (remember) Noah, when he supplicated to Us, We answered him, 

and We saved him and his nation from great distress, 

[21 .77] and helped him against the nation who had belied Our signs. They were 

an evil nation; We drowned them all. 

The story of Prophets David and Solomon [21.78-82] 

[21 .78] And David and Solomon they passed judgment upon the tilled land on 

which the people's sheep had strayed. We bore witness to their judgment, and 

[21 .79] We made Solomon to understand it, and to both We gave judgment and 

knowledge. And with David We subjected the mountains and birds to exalt 

(Allah). All this We have done. 

[21 .80] We taught him the craft of making garments that fortify you against your 

own violence. Are you thankful? 

[21 .81] To Solomon the raging wind ran at his command to the land which We 

had blessed. We have knowledge of all things. 

[21 .82] And some of the satans dived for him and others did work as well. We 

were watching over them. 

The Mercy of Allah to Prophets Job [21.83-84] 

[21 .83] And Job when he called to his Lord, 'Affliction has befallen me, and You 

are the Most Merciful of the merciful.' 

[21 .84] We answered him and removed his affliction, and We gave his people, 

and those like them that were with them, mercy from Us, as a reminder to those 

who worship. 

The mercy of Allah to Prophets Ishmael, Idris and Thul-Kifl [21.85-86] 

[21 .85] And Ishmael, Idris, and Thul-Kifl (the son of Job) each were patient. 

[21 .86] We admitted them to Our Mercy, for they were of the righteous. 

The mercy of Allah to Prophet Jonah [21.87-88] 

[21 .87] And Thul-Nun (Prophet Jonah), he went away in anger thinking We had 

no power over him. But in the darkness he cried, 'There is no god except You. 

Exaltations to You! I was among the harm doers.' 

[21 .88] We heard his prayer and saved him from grief. As such We shall save the 

believers. 

The Mercy of Allah to Zachariah [21.89-90] 

[21 .89] And Zachariah when he called to his Lord saying, 'Lord, do not let me 

remain by myself; You are the Best of inheritors.' 

[21 .90] So We answered him, and gave him John, curing his wife (of sterility). 

They raced with each other in good works and called on Us out of yearning and 

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Mary and Jesus are among the great signs of Allah [21.91-93] 

[21 .91] And she (Mary) who guarded her virginity. We breathed into her of Our 

spirit (Gabriel), and made her and her son a sign for the worlds. 

[21 .92] Indeed, this nation of yours is one nation, and I am Your Lord, therefore 

worship Me. 

[21 .93] But they (the Christians and Jews) split their affair between them all shall 

return to Us. 

[21 .94] The endeavors of he who believes and does good works shall not go 

unthanked. We write it down for him. 

The time of Gog and Magog [21.95-97] 

[21 .95] (It is ordained that) no village We have destroyed shall return 

[21 .96] till Gog and Magog are let loose and slide down out of every slope; 

[21 .97] when the true promise draws near; the eyes of the unbelievers will stare 

(and they will say), 'Alas for us! Of this we have been heedless. We have been 

harm doers.' 

The people of Hell and the people of Paradise [21.98-104] 

[21 .98] You and all those who you were worshipping, other than Allah, shall be 

the fuel of Gehenna; there you shall all go down to it. 

[21 .99] If those had been gods, they would never have gone down to it, but in it 

they shall live for ever. 

[21 .1 00] There is groaning for them therein, and they do not hear. 

[21.101] But those whom We have surpassed with the finest (rank) from Us shall 

be far removed from it, 

[21 .1 02] neither shall they hear any of its whisper, but shall live for ever in that 

their souls desired. 

[21 .1 03] The greatest terror shall not grieve them, and the angels will receive 

them, 'This is the Day you have been promised.' 

[21 .1 04] On that Day, We shall roll up the heaven like a written scroll is rolled. As 

We originated the first creation, so will We bring it back again. This is a binding 

promise on Us which We shall assuredly fulfill. 

The Psalms of David [21.105-106] 

[21.105] We have written in the Psalms, after the Remembrance, 'The righteous 

among My worshipers shall inherit the earth.' 

[21 .1 06] Surely, in this is a proclamation to a worshiping nation. 

Allah sent Prophet Muhammad as a mercy to all the worlds [21.107-112] 

[21 .1 07] We have not sent you (Prophet Muhammad) except as a mercy to all 

the worlds. 

[21 .1 08] Say, 'It is revealed to me that your God is One God, do you then 

surrender?' 

[21 .1 09] If they turn back, say, 'I have warned you all alike, though I cannot tell 

whether what you are promised is imminent or distant. 

[21.11 0] He knows your spoken words and what you hide. 

[21 .1 11] And I do not know if this is a trial for you and an enjoyment for a time.' 

[21.11 2] He said, 'My Lord, judge in truth. Our Lord is the Merciful whose help is 

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22 The Pilgrimage -Al-Hajj 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 
The end of the world [22.1-4] 

[22.1] O people, have fear of your Lord. The earthquake of the Hour shall be a 

great thing. 

[22.2] On that Day you will see every one that suckles shall forsake her suckling, 

and every carrier shall miscarry, and you shall see mankind drunk although they 

are not drunk; dreadful will be the punishment of Allah. 

[22.3] Among people there are those, who without knowledge, dispute about 

Allah and follow every rebel satan, 

[22.4] against whom it is written down that whosoever takes him for a guide, he 

guides astray, and leads him to the punishment of the Blaze. 

The miracle of the unknown stages of conception and birth at the time of 

the revelation of the Koran [22.5-6] 

[22.5] O people, if you are in doubt about the Resurrection, remember that We 

first created you from dust, then, from a sperm drop, then from a clot, and then 

from a bite-size tissue formed and unformed, so that We might clarify for you. We 

establish in the wombs whatever We will for an appointed term, and then We 

bring you forth as infants, then you come of age. Some of you die, and some of 

you are kept back to the vilest state of life, after knowing somewhat, they know 

nothing. And you see the earth dry; but no sooner do We send down rain upon it 

than it begins to quiver and swell, putting forth every fine variety (of herbage). 

[22.6] That is because Allah is the Truth; He revives the dead and has power 

over all things. 

[22.7] And the Hour is sure to come there is no doubt. And Allah will raise up 

those in the graves. 

Those who abandon the Revelation in preference to their own ideas [22.8- 

10] 

[22.8] Some dispute about Allah, though they have neither knowledge nor 

guidance, nor an illuminating Book. 

[22.9] There is for him who turns his side to lead (others) astray from the Path of 

Allah, degradation in this life and We shall let him taste the punishment of the 

burning on the Day of Resurrection. 

[22.10] This, is the reward for what your hands have forwarded. Allah is not 

unjust to the worshipers.' 

Those who recant [22.11-13] 

[22.1 1] There are among the people such who worship Allah and (yet stand) on 

the very edge. When goodness comes to him, he is content, but if a trial befalls 

him he falls upon his face, he loses this world and the Everlasting Life; that is 

indeed a clear loss. 

[22.12] He calls to other than Allah, to that which neither hurts him, nor benefits 

him; that is indeed far error. 

[22.13] He calls upon him whose harm is nearer than his benefit, an evil guide 

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The people of Paradise [22.14] 

[22.14] As for those who believe and do good works Allah will admit them to 

gardens underneath which rivers flow. Allah indeed does what He will. 

Allah will give Prophet Muhammad victory in this world and the next [22.15] 

[22.15] If any one thinks that Allah will not give him (Prophet Muhammad) victory 
in this present world and in the Everlasting Life, let him stretch a rope to heaven, 
and let him sever it. Then, let him see if his guile does away with that which has 
enraged him. 

[22.16] As such We have sent it in clear verses. Indeed, Allah gives guidance to 
whom He will. 

Allah will judge everyone on the Day of Resurrection [22.17] 
[22.17] Surely, they that believe, and those of Jewry, the Sabaeans, the 
Nazarenes, the Magians, and the unbelievers, Allah will judge them on the Day 
of Resurrection. Surely, Allah is witness over everything. 
All creation prostrate to Allah [22.18] 

[22.18] Have you not seen that to Allah prostrate all who are in the heavens and 
all who are in the earth, the sun and the moon, the stars and the mountains, the 
trees and the beasts, and many people? And many deserve the punishment. He 
who is abased by Allah has none to honor him. Allah does what He will. 
The people of Hell [22.19-22] 

[22.19] Those are two who disputed concerning their Lord. Garments of fire have 
been prepared for the unbelievers. Boiling water shall be poured over their 
heads, 

[22.20] and that which is in their bellies and their skins shall be melted; 
[22.21] for them are hooked rods of iron. 

[22.22] Whenever in their anguish they try to get out of it, they are restored to it. 
(It will be said), Taste the punishment of burning.' 
The people of Paradise [22.23-24] 

[22.23] Allah will admit those who believe and do good works to gardens 
underneath which rivers flow. They shall be adorned therein with bracelets of 
gold and with pearls, and their garments shall be of silk. 
[22.24] For they shall be guided to good speech and guided to the praised path. 
The Holy Mosque [22.25] 

[22.25] The unbelievers who bar from the Way of Allah and from the Holy 
Mosque which We made equal for all peoples, he who cleaves to it and the tent- 
dweller alike, and whosoever seeks to violate it wrongfully, We shall let him taste 
a painful punishment. 

Abraham and Ishmael are ordered proclaim the pilgrimage and establish its 
rites [22.26-38] 

[22.26] And when We settled for Abraham (and Ishmael) the place of the Holy 
Mosque, (We said), 'You shall not associate with Me anything. Purify My House 
for those who circumambulate it and those who stand, for those who bow and 
prostrate. 

[22.27] Proclaim the pilgrimage to the people. They will come to you on foot and 
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[22.28] that they witness profitable things for them and mention the Name of 

Allah on well known days over the flocks which He has provided them. Eat 

thereof, and feed the wretched poor. 

[22.29] Then, let the pilgrims accomplish their acts of cleansing, and let them 

fulfill their vows, and circumambulate the Ancient House. 

[22.30] All that; and whosoever venerates the sacred rites of Allah it shall be 

better for him with his Lord. The flocks are lawful to you, except that which is 

recited to you. Therefore, avoid the filth of idols and avoid speaking falsely, 

[22.31] being of pure faith to Allah, not associating anything with Him. He who 

associates others with Allah is like he who falls from heaven and is snatched 

away by the birds or carried by the wind to some far-off place. 

[22.32] All that; and, he who venerates the waymarks of Allah, surely it is from 

the piety of the hearts. 

[22.33] In them, you have benefits until an appointed time. After their place of 

sacrifice is at the Ancient House. 

[22.34] For every nation We have appointed a holy ritual, that they pronounce the 

Name of Allah over the beast of flocks which He has provided them. Your God is 

One God; to Him surrender yourselves. Give glad tidings to the humble, 

[22.35] whose hearts, when Allah is mentioned, quake, who endure their 

misfortunes with patience, and establish their prayers, and spend of that which 

We have provided them. 

[22.36] And the camels We have made a part of the waymarks of Allah. In them 

is good for you. Pronounce over them the Name of Allah, when they are hobbled; 

and when they have fallen down on their sides, eat of them and feed the 

impoverished non-requestor and the requestor. As such We have subjected them 

to you, in order that you give thanks. 

[22.37] Their flesh and blood does not reach Allah rather it is piety from you that 

reaches Him. As such He has subjected them to you, in order that you exalt Allah 

for guiding you. And give glad tidings to the generous. 

Allah does not love those who cheat [22.38] 

[22.38] Allah will defend those who believe. Verily, Allah does not love the 

ungrateful cheat. 

Defending the right to believe in Allah when one is prevented [22.39-41] 

[22.39] Permission is given to those who fight because they were wronged. Allah 

has power to grant them victory: 

[22.40] those who have been unjustly driven from their homes, just because they 

said, 'Our Lord is Allah.' Had Allah not repelled some people by the means of 

others, the monasteries and churches, the synagogues and mosques in which 

the Name of Allah is remembered would have been destroyed. But whoever 

helps Allah shall be helped by Him. Allah is the Strong, the Almighty, 

[22.41] those who, if We established them in the land, will establish the prayers 

and pay the obligatory charity, order with honor and forbid dishonor, and to Allah 

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Prophets Muhammad, Noah, Salih, Hood, Abraham, Lot, Moses and the 
people of Midian were belied [22.42-48] 

[22.42] If they belie you, so too before them, the nation of Noah belied, and Aad 

and Thamood 

[22.43] and the nation of Abraham and the nation of Lot; 

[22.44] and the inhabitants of Midian, to Moses they also belied. I respited the 

unbelievers, then I seized them, and how was My disapproval! 

[22.45] How many a village We have destroyed in its harm doing, so that it lies 

fallen upon its turrets, and how many an abandoned well, and empty palace! 

[22.46] Have they never journeyed through the land so that they have hearts to 

understand, or ears to hear with? It is not the eyes, but the hearts in the chests 

that are blind. 

[22.47] They ask you to hasten the punishment. Allah will not break His promise. 

Each day with your Lord is like a thousand years in your reckoning. 

[22.48] And how many a village have I respited in its evil doing! Then I seized it. 

To Me is the return. 

Prophet Muhammad was sent to warn and give good news [22.49-51] 

[22.49] Say (Prophet Muhammad), 'O people, I have been sent to warn you 

plainly. 

[22.50] Those who believe and do good works, theirs shall be forgiveness and a 

generous provision; 

[22.51] but those who strive to void Our verses, thinking they have escaped, shall 

be the people of Hell.' 

Allah supersedes the tampering of satan and confirms His verses [22.52- 

57] 

[22.52] Never have We sent a Messenger or a Prophet before you, but when he 

hoped, satan tampered with his hope. But Allah supersedes the tampering of 

satan and confirms His verses. And Allah is the Knower, the Wise. 

[22.53] (This He permits) in order that He makes satan's interjections a 

temptation for those in whose hearts is a sickness and those whose hearts are 

hardened and the harm doers are in a wide schism, 

[22.54] and so that those to whom knowledge has been given will know that this 

is the truth from your Lord and so believe in it and that their hearts will be humble 

to Him. Indeed, Allah will surely guide those who believe to a Straight Path. 

[22.55] The unbelievers will never cease to doubt it until the Hour overtakes them 

suddenly or the punishment of the Barren Day comes upon them. 

[22.56] The Kingdom upon that Day shall belong to Allah. He will judge between 

them. Those who believe and do good works shall be in Gardens of Bliss, 

[22.57] but for those who disbelieved Our verses and belied there awaits a 

humbling punishment. 

The reward of those who emigrated in the way of Allah and were slain or 

died [22.58-60] 

[22.58] As for those who emigrated in the way of Allah and were slain, or died, 

Allah will provide them with fine provisions. Allah is the Best of providers. 

[22.59] He will admit them by a gate that is pleasing to them, and surely, Allah is 

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[22.60] So shall it be. He who punishes after the manner that he was punished 

and then again is oppressed, shall be helped by Allah. Allah is Pardoning, 

Forgiving. 

Allah is the Truth [22.61-62] 

[22.61] That is because Allah causes the night to enter into the day, and the day 

enter into the night. Allah is the Hearer and the Seer. 

[22.62] That is because Allah is the Truth, and falsehood is all that they call upon, 

other than Him. Allah is the Most High, the Most Great. 

The signs of Allah [22.63-66] 

[22.63] Do you not see that Allah sends down water from the sky and in the 

morning the earth becomes green? Allah is Subtle, the Aware. 

[22.64] To Him belong all that is in the heavens and earth, surely, Allah is the 

Rich, the Praised. 

[22.65] Do you not see that Allah has subjected to you all that is on the earth, 

and the ships which run upon the sea by His command? He holds the sky back 

lest it should fall upon the earth except by His permission. Allah is Gentle to 

people, the Most Merciful. 

[22.66] It is He who revives you, then He will cause you to die and then He 

revives you. Indeed, the human is ungrateful. 

Those who worship that which Allah has not authorized [22.67-72] 

[22.67] For every nation We have appointed a Holy Rite which they shall perform. 

Do not let them dispute with you concerning the matter. Call to your Lord; surely, 

you are upon a Straight Path. 

[22.68] If they argue with you, say, 'Allah knows best all that you do.' 

[22.69] On the Day of Resurrection, Allah will judge between you concerning that 

in which you vary. 

[22.70] Are you not aware that Allah has knowledge of what is in the heaven and 

earth? This is (recorded) in a Book. That is easy for Allah. 

[22.71] Yet they worship that for which He did not send down authority, and that 

of which they have no knowledge. Indeed, the harm doers shall have no helpers. 

[22.72] When Our clear verses are recited to them, you will recognize denial 

upon the faces of the unbelievers. They nearly rush upon those who recite Our 

verses to them. Say, 'Shall I tell you what is worse than that?' The Fire which 

Allah has promised those who disbelieve an evil arrival.' 

The parable of a fly [22.73-74] 

[22.73] People, this is a parable, listen to it. Those whom you call upon, other 

than Allah, could never create a fly, though they banded together to do this. And 

if a fly robs them of anything, they could never rescue it from it. The seeker and 

the sought are alike in their weakness. 

[22.74] They do not value Allah as He should be valued. For Allah is Powerful 

and Mighty. 

The Messengers of Allah [22.75-76] 

[22.75] Allah chooses Messengers from angels and from people. Allah is the 

Hearer, the Seer. 

[22.76] He knows what is before them and behind them. To Allah all things are 

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Orders of Allah to Muslims [22.77-78] 

[22.77] you who believe, bow down and prostrate yourselves. Worship your 
Lord and do good, in order that you prosper. 

[22.78] Struggle for Allah as is due to Him. He has chosen you and has not laden 
a burden upon you in your religion, being the Creed of Abraham your father. He 
has named you Muslims before and in this so that the Messenger (Muhammad) 
can be a witness for you, and in order that you be witnesses against mankind. 
Therefore, establish the prayer and pay the obligatory charity and hold fast to 
Allah. He is your Guardian, the Excellent Guardian, the Excellent Helper! 

23 The Believers -Al-Mu'minun 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

The description of believers [23.1-11] 

[23.1] Prosperous are the believers, 

[23.2] who are humble in their prayers; 

[23.3] who turn away from idle talk; 

[23.4] who give charity, 

[23.5] who guard their privates, 

[23.6] except with their wives and what their right hand possess, and then they 

are not blamed. 

[23.7] Those who seek beyond that are transgressors. 

[23.8] (Prosperous are those) who preserve their trusts and pledges 

[23.9] and those who observe their prayers. 

[23.10] Those are the heirs 

[23.1 1] who will inherit Paradise; they shall live there for ever. 

The miracle of conception and birth details of which were unknown to man 

at the time of the revelation of the Koran [23.12- 

[23.12] We created the human from an essence of clay: 

[23.13] then We made him, a drop, in a secure receptacle (the womb). 

[23.14] Then We created of the drop, a clot (of congealed blood) and We created 

the clot into bite-size tissue, then We created the bite-size tissue into bones, then 

We clothed the bones with flesh, and then produced it an other creation. Blessed 

is Allah, the Best of creators! 

[23.1 5] After that you shall surely die, 

[23.16] and be resurrected on the Day of Resurrection. 

The signs and blessings of Allah [23.17-22] 

[23.17] We have created seven ways above you; of Our creation, We are never 

inattentive. 

[23.18] We sent down water from the sky in due measure, and lodged it in the 

earth, and We are able to take it all away. 

[23.19] With it, We produced for you gardens of palms and vines, yielding 

abundant fruit for you to eat. 

[23.20] Also, a tree which grows on the Tor of Sinai and gives oil and relish for its 

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[23.21] In the cattle, too, is a lesson for you. We let you drink of that which is in 

their bellies, and there are many benefits in them for you, and you eat of them, 

[23.22] and upon them and on the ships you are carried. 

The story of Prophet Noah and the Ark [23.23-30] 

[23.23] We sent Noah to his nation. 'Worship Allah, my nation,' he said, 'for you 

have no god except He. Will you not be cautious? ' 

[23.24] The unbelieving assembly of his nation said, 'This is but a human like 

you, who desires to gain superiority over you. Had Allah willed, He could have 

sent down angels. We never heard of this among our ancient forefathers. 

[23.25] He is nothing else except a man who is mad, so watch him for awhile.' 

[23.26] He (Noah) said, 'Lord, help me, for they belie me.' 

[23.27] We said to him, 'Make the Ark under Our Eye, and Our Revelation, and 

then when Our command comes and the oven gushes water, take onboard a pair 

from every kind and your family, except him against whom the decision has 

already been passed. Do not address Me concerning those who have done evil; 

they shall be drowned. 

[23.28] And when you and all those with you are seated in the Ark, say, 'Praise 

be to Allah who has saved us from the harm doing nation.' 

[23.29] And say, 'Lord, let me land a blessed landing. You are the Best of 

harborers.' 

[23.30] Surely, in that are signs, and surely We will put (nations) to the test. 

The disbelieving generations after Noah [23.31-44] 

[23.31] Then We produced after them another generation 

[23.32] and We sent to them a Messenger from themselves, saying, 'Worship 

Allah, for you have no god except He. Will you not be cautious?' 

[23.33] The unbelieving assembly of his nation, who belied the encounter of the 

Everlasting Life, and on whom We had bestowed ease in this life, said, 'This is 

but a human like yourselves; he eats of what you eat and drinks of what you 

drink. 

[23.34] If you obey a mortal like yourselves, you shall be lost. 

[23.35] What, does he promise you that when you are dead and turned to dust 

and bones, you will be brought forth? 

[23.36] After, after with that which you are promised! 

[23.37] There is nothing but our present life; we die, and we live, and we shall not 

be resurrected. 

[23.38] He is nothing but a man who has forged against Allah a lie, we will never 

believe him.' 

[23.39] He said, 'Help me, Lord, they belie me.' 

[23.40] He replied, 'Before long, by the morning, they shall be remorseful.' 

[23.41] And the Cry seized them in justice and We made them withered. So 

begone with the harm doing nation. 

[23.42] After them We produced other generations 

[23.43] no nation outstrips its term, nor do they put it back. 

[23.44] Then We sent Our Messengers in succession. Yet whenever its 

Messenger came to a nation they belied him, so We made them follow others, 

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Pride, the common factor between satan and Pharaoh [23.45-48] 

[23.45] Then We sent Moses and his brother Aaron with Our signs and clear 

authority 

[23.46] to Pharaoh and his Council, but they were very proud, and they were a 

tyrannical nation. 

[23.47] 'What! ' they said, 'are we to believe in two mortals like us, whose nation 

are our worshipers?' 

[23.48] So they belied them, and they were among the destroyed. 

[23.49] And We gave Moses the Book, in order that they might be guided. 

Jesus and Mary are amongst the signs of Allah [23.50] 

[23.50] We made the son of Mary and his mother a sign, and gave them a refuge 

on a hillside where there was a hollow and a spring. 

[23.51] Messengers! Eat of that which is good and do good deeds; I have 

knowledge of the things you do. 

[23.52] Your nation is but one nation, and I am your Lord, therefore fear Me. 

[23.53] Yet they have split their affairs between themselves into sects, each 

rejoicing in what it has. 

[23.54] Leave them in their perplexity for a time. 

[23.55] Do they think that in giving them wealth and children 

[23.56] We hasten in good works for them? No, they are not aware. 

Description of believers [23.57-62] 

[23.57] Those who tremble in fear of their Lord, 

[23.58] who believe in the verses of their Lord; 

[23.59] who associate none with their Lord, 

[23.60] who give what they give, with their hearts quaking, that they will return to 

their Lord: 

[23.61] those, hasten in good works, outracing to them. 

[23.62] We charge no soul with more than it can bear. We have a Book with Us 

which speaks the truth, and they shall not be wronged. 

[23.63] But their hearts are in ignorance of this (Koran); and they have deeds 

besides that which they are doing. 

The people of Hell [23.64-92] 

[23.64] But when We seize with the punishment those of them that live in ease, 

they groan. 

[23.65] (We shall say), 'Do not groan today, surely you shall receive no help from 

Us.' 

[23.66] My verses were recited to you, but you turned upon your heels, 

[23.67] being proud against it, talking foolishness by night. 

[23.68] Should they not think upon the saying? Or, did anything come upon them 

that had not come upon their ancient forefathers? 

[23.69] Or, is it because they do not recognize their Messenger that they denied 

him? 

[23.70] Do they say he is mad! No, he came to them with the truth, but most of 

them hate the truth. 

[23.71] Had the truth followed their fancies, the heavens, the earth, and all who 

live in them would have surely been corrupted. No, We brought them their 



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Remembrance; but from their Remembrance they turn away. 

[23.72] Or, do you ask a tribute from them? Your Lord's tribute is better. He is the 

Best of providers. 

[23.73] Indeed you are calling them to a Straight Path, 

[23.74] but those who disbelieve in the Everlasting Life deviate from the Path. 

[23.75] If We had mercy on them and removed their afflictions, they would still 

persist in their insolence, blindly wandering. 

[23.76] Already We have seized them with the punishment, but they neither 

humbled themselves to their Lord, nor did they beseech Him, 

[23.77] when We opened on them a gate of severe punishment, they utterly 

despaired. 

[23.78] It was He who produced for you hearing, eyes, and hearts, yet little is that 

you thank. 

[23.79] It was He who scattered you on the earth, and before Him you shall be 

gathered. 

[23.80] It is He who revives and makes to die, and to Him belong the alternation 

of the night and the day. Will you not understand! 

[23.81] No, but they said what the ancients said before them, 

[23.82] 'When we are dead and become dust and bones shall we be resurrected? 

[23.83] We and our fathers have been promised this before. It is but of the 

ancients' fictitious tales.' 

Dialog with the unbelievers [23.84-92] 

[23.84] Say, 'If you have knowledge, to whom belongs the earth?' and, 'whoever 

is in it?' 

[23.85] They will say, 'To Allah.' Say, 'Then will you not remember!' 

[23.86] Say, 'Who is the Lord of the seven heavens, and of the Great Throne?' 

[23.87] They will say, 'Allah.' Say, 'Will you not be cautious?' 

[23.88] Say, 'In whose Hands is the Kingdom of all things, He protects, and none 

protects against Him, if you have knowledge!' 

[23.89] 'Allah,' they will reply. Say, 'How then can you be so bewitched?' 

[23.90] No, We have brought the truth to them, but they are liars. 

[23.91] Allah has not taken to Himself any son, there is no other god with Him. 

Were this otherwise each god would have taken that which he created, and some 

of them would have risen above others; Exalted is Allah beyond that they 

describe! 

[23.92] (He is) the Knower of the Unseen and the Seen, High Exalted be He 

above that they associate. 

[23.93] Say, 'Lord, if You should show me that which they are promised, 

Supplication of the believers [23.94-98] 

[23.94] O my Lord, do not put me among the harm doing people.' 

[23.95] Indeed, We are able to show you that which We promised them. 

[23.96] Repel evil with that which is better. We know that which they describe. 

[23.97] And say, 'O my Lord, I seek refuge in You from evil suggestions of the 

satans. 

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The regret of the unbeliever [23.99-100] 

[23.99] Until, when death comes to one of them he says, 'My Lord, let me go 

back, 

[23.100] that I should do righteousness in that I forsook. 'No! It is only a word 

which he will speak. Behind them there shall stand a barrier till the Day that they 

shall be resurrected. 

The scales on the Day of Judgement [23.101-103] 

[23.101] And when the Horn is blown, on that Day their ties of kindred shall be no 

more, nor will they ask each other. 

[23.102] Those whose scales are heavy shall prosper, 

The speech of the people of Hell [23.103-108] 

[23.103] but those whose scales are light shall forfeit their souls and live in 

Gehenna (Hell) for ever. 

[23.104] The fire lashes their faces and therein are shriveled lips. 

[23.105] (We shall say), 'Were My verses not recited to you, and did you not belie 

them?' 

[23.106] 'Lord,' they will reply, 'adversity prevailed over us and we were erring. 

[23.107] Our Lord, bring us out of it. If we return (to sin), then we shall indeed be 

harm doers.' 

[23.1 08] He will say, 'Slink there in it and do not speak to Me.' 

The repayment of patient believers [23.109-111] 

[23.109] Among My worshipers there were a party who said, 'Lord, we believed. 

Forgive us and have mercy on us: You are the Best of the merciful.' 

[23.1 1 0] But you took them for laughingstock, mocking at them, until they caused 

you to forget My remembrance. 

[23.1 11] Today I shall recompense them for their patience, for it is they that have 

won. 

Ask yourself for what purpose were you created [23.112-118] 

[23.1 12] And He will ask, 'How many years did you live on earth?' 

[23.1 13] They will reply, 'A day, or part of a day; ask those who have kept count.' 

[23.1 14] He will say, 'You have tarried a little, did you know? 

[23.1 1 5] Did you think that We had created you only for play, and that you would 

never be returned to Us? ' 

[23.1 16] High Exalted be Allah, the King, the Truth. There is no god except He, 

the Lord of the Noble Throne. 

[23.1 17] Whosoever calls upon another god, other than Allah, having no proof his 

reckoning will be with his Lord. The unbelievers shall never prosper. 

[23.1 18] And say, 'My Lord, forgive and have mercy, for You are the Best of the 

merciful.' 

24 The Light - An-Noor 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

[24.1] This is a chapter which We have sent down and appointed; and in it We 

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Fornication [24.2-3] 

[24.2] You shall lash the fornicatress and the fornicator each with a hundred 

lashes. In the religion of Allah, let no tenderness for them seize you if you believe 

in Allah and the Last Day; and let their punishment be witnessed by a party of 

believers. 

[24.3] The fornicator shall marry none but a fornicatress or an idolatress; and the 

fornicatress none shall marry her but a fornicator or an idolater; that is forbidden 

to the believers. 

Protection of innocent women [24.4-10] 

[24.4] Those who accuse chaste women, and cannot produce four witnesses, 

you shall lash them with eighty lashes. And never accept their testimony, for they 

are evildoers, 

[24.5] except those among them that afterwards repent and mend their ways. 

Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. 

[24.6] And those who accuse their wives and have no witnesses except 

themselves, let them testify by swearing by Allah four times that he is of the 

truthful, 

[24.7] and the fifth time, that the curse of Allah shall be upon him, if he should be 

of the liars. 

[24.8] But the punishment will be averted from her if she swears four times that 

he is of the liars, 

[24.9] and on the fifth time the Wrath of Allah shall be upon her if he is of the 

truthful. 

[24.10] If it were not for the bounty of Allah to you and His Mercy, and that Allah 

turns, and is the Wise, 

Do not listen to or indulge in slander; repel it with truth [24.11-20] 

[24.1 1] those who came with the slander were a number of you. Do not regard it 

evil for you, rather it is good for you. Every person of them shall have the sin that 

he has earned charged to him. As for he who took upon himself the greater part 

there is a mightier punishment. 

[24.12] Had you heard it, and the believing men and women, thought good 

thoughts about one another said, 'This is a clear falsehood!' 

[24.13] Why, did they not bring four witnesses against it? But since they did not 

bring the witnesses, before Allah they are the liars. 

[24.14] But for the bounty of Allah and His Mercy towards you in this life and in 

the Everlasting Life you would have been sternly punished for that which you 

were involved. 

[24.15] You carried with your tongues and uttered with your mouths what you did 

not know. You have thought it a trifle, but before Allah it was a mighty thing. 

[24.1 6] When you heard it, why did you not say, 'It is not right for us to speak of 

this. Exaltations to You! This is a mighty slander!' 

[24.17] Allah exhorts you never again to repeat the like, if you are believers. 

[24.18] Allah makes plain to you His verses, and Allah is the Knower, the Wise. 

[24.19] Those who love that indecency should be broadcast about those who 

believe theirs is a painful punishment in this world and in the Everlasting Life. 

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[24.20] If it was not for the bounty of Allah to you and His Mercy, and Allah is the 

Gentle, the Most Merciful. 

Following satan leads to indecency and dishonor [24.22] 

[24.21] Believers, do not follow in the steps of satan, for those who follow the 

steps of satan, he bids to indecency and dishonor. But for the bounty of Allah to 

you, and His Mercy no one of you would ever have been purified; but Allah 

purifies whom He will; Allah is the Hearer, the Knower. 

Those who are well off should look after their kinsmen and the poor [24.22] 

[24.22] Do not let those of you who possess bounty and plenty swear not to give 

kinsmen, and the poor, and those who emigrate in the way of Allah. Let them 

pardon and forgive. Do you not yearn that Allah forgives you? And Allah is the 

Forgiver, the Most Merciful. 

The punishment of those who harm innocent women [24.23-24] 

[24.23] Surely, those who defame chaste, unsuspecting, believing women, shall 

be cursed in this world and in the Everlasting Life, and for them there is a mighty 

punishment. 

[24.24] On the Day when their tongues, hands and feet shall testify against them 

concerning what they were doing. 

[24.25] Upon that Day Allah will pay them their due in full, and they will know that 

Allah is the clear truth. 

Evil women and men, good women and men [24.26] 

[24.26] Evil women for evil men, and evil men for evil women; good women for 

good men, and good men for good women these are clear of what has been 

said; for them is forgiveness, and a generous provision. 

Etiquette [24.27-29] 

[24.27] Believers, do not enter houses other than your houses until you first ask 

permission and greet with peace the people thereof; that is better for you in order 

that you remember. 

[24.28] And if you do not find anyone there, do not enter it until permission is 

given to you. And if you are told 'Return', so return, that is purer for you; and 

Allah knows the things you do. 

[24.29] There is no fault in you that you enter uninhabited houses wherein there 

is benefit for you. Allah knows what you reveal and what you hide. 

Modesty between women and men [24.30-31] 

[24.30] Say to the believers they should lower their gaze and guard their private 

parts that is purer for them. Allah is Aware of the things they do. 

[24.31] And say to the believing women, that they lower their gaze cast down 

their eyes and guard their chastity, and do not reveal their adornment except that 

which is outward (face and hands); and let them draw their veils over their neck, 

and not reveal their adornment except to their husbands, or their fathers, or their 

husbands' fathers, or their sons, or their husbands' sons, or their brothers, or 

their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women, or what their right 

hands own, or such male attendants having no sexual desire, or children who 

have not yet attained knowledge of women's private parts; nor let them stamp 

their feet, so that their hidden ornament is known. And, O believers turn to Allah 

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Marriage [24.32-33] 

[24.32] Marry those among you who are spouseless and the virtuous among your 

male and female slaves (thereby freeing them), if they are poor, Allah will enrich 

them of His bounty; Allah is Embracing, Knowing. 

[24.33] Let those who do not find the means to marry be abstinent until Allah 

enriches them of His bounty. Those your right hand owns who seek their 

freedom, make a contract with them accordingly if you know some good in them, 

and give them from the wealth of Allah that He has given you. Do not force your 

slave-girls into prostitution in order to seek worldly gain for they wish to preserve 

their chastity. Whosoever compels them, surely Allah, after their being 

compelled, is the Forgiver (to the girls), the Most Merciful. 

[24.34] Now We have sent down to you clarifying verses, and an example of 

those who passed away before you and admonition to the cautious. 

The Lighter of the heavens and the earth [24.35] 

[24.35] Allah is the Lighter of the heavens and the earth. The example of His 

Light is like a tube, in which there is a wick. The wick is in a lamp and the lamp is 

as a glittering planet kindled from a Blessed Tree, an olive that is neither of the 

East nor of the West. Its oil would almost shine forth though no fire touched it. 

Light upon light; Allah guides to His Light whom He will. Allah strikes parables for 

people. Allah has knowledge of all things. 

The homes in which Allah is loved [24.36-38] 

[24.36] In houses which Allah has allowed to be raised up, and His Name to be 

remembered therein. In the morning and evening 

[24.37] are men who exalt Him there, whom neither trade nor sale can divert from 

the remembrance of Allah, and establish the prayers, and pay the obligatory 

charity; fearing a Day when hearts and eyes shall be turned about, 

[24.38] that Allah will recompense them for the finest deeds they did and 

increase them from His bounty. Allah provides without measure to whom He will. 

Those who have light and those who do not [24.39-40] 

[24.39] As for the unbelievers, their works are like a mirage in the wilderness. 

The thirsty person thinks it is water, but when he comes near he finds that it is 

nothing. He finds Allah there, who pays him his account in full. Allah is Swift in 

reckoning. 

[24.40] Or, they are like darkness upon a deep sea covered with a wave above 

which is another wave, above which are clouds, darkness piled one upon the 

other; when he stretches out his hand he can scarcely see it. Indeed, to 

whomsoever Allah assigns no light, he shall have no light. 

All creatures of the heavens and earth exalt Allah [24.41-42] 

[24.41] Have you not seen how Allah is exalted by those in the heavens and 

earth, and the birds with outspread wings? He knows its prayers and its 

exaltations and Allah has knowledge of the things they do. 

[24.42] To Allah belongs the Kingdom of the heavens and the earth. To Him is 

the arrival. 

The signs of Allah in the weather [24.43] 

[24.43] Have you not seen how Allah drives the clouds, then gathers them and 

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And He sends down out of heaven mountains in which there is hail, pelting with it 

whom He will, and turning it away from whom He will. The flash of its lightning 

almost snatches away the sight. 

The signs of Allah in the day and night [24.44] 

[24.44] Allah turns about the night and the day (to succeed one another); surely, 

in this there is a lesson for those who have eyes. 

Every walking thing is created from water [24.45] 

[24.45] Allah created everything that walks from water. Some creep upon their 

bellies, others walk on two feet, and others walk on four. Allah creates whatever 

He will. Allah is Powerful over everything. 

[24.46] We have sent down clarifying verses. Allah guides whom He will to a 

Straight Path. 

The difference between the hypocrites and those who believe [24.47-55] 

[24.47] They say, 'We believe in Allah and the Messenger and obey.' But a party 

of them turn away after this. Those are not believers. 

[24.48] And when they are called to Allah and His Messenger so that he judges 

between them, a party of them swerve away. 

[24.49] If the right is theirs, they would have hastened to him obediently. 

[24.50] Is there a sickness in their hearts, or, are they in doubt? Do they fear that 

Allah and His Messenger will be unjust? No, but those they are the harm doers. 

Believers hear and obey Allah and His Messenger [24.51-56] 

[24.51] But when the believers are called to Allah and His Messenger, in order 

that he judges between them, their reply is, 'We hear and obey.' Such are the 

prosperous. 

[24.52] Those who obey Allah and His Messenger, and fear Allah, and have awe 

of Him, shall be the winners. 

[24.53] They swear by Allah in the most earnest oaths, that if you order them, 

they would go forth. Say, 'Do not swear, known obedience (is better). Allah is 

Aware of the things you do.' 

[24.54] Say, 'Obey Allah and obey the Messenger. If you turn away, upon him 

only rests what is laid upon him, and upon you rests what is laid on you. If you 

obey him, you shall be guided. It is only for the Messenger to deliver a clear 

message.' 

[24.55] Allah has promised those of you who believe and do good works that He 

will indeed make them successors in the land as He made those who were 

before them successors, and that He will indeed establish their religion for them; 

that which He has approved for them, and will exchange safety for them after 

their fear. They worship Me and associate nothing with Me. After that, those who 

disbelieve are the impious. 

[24.56] Establish the prayers, pay the charity, and obey the Messenger, in order 

to have mercy. 

The unbelievers will never get the better of Allah [24.57] 

[24.57] Never think that the unbelievers will be able to frustrate (Us) in the earth. 

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Etiquette of privacy [24.58-59] 

[24.58] Believers, let those your right hand owns and those who have not come 

of age ask permission of you three times before the dawn prayer, when you put 

aside your garments, in the heat of noon, and after the night prayer. These are 

the three occasions of privacy. There is no fault in you or them, apart from these, 

that they go about you, you are of each other. As such Allah makes plain to you 

His verses, Allah is the Knower, the Wise. 

[24.59] And when children reach the age of puberty, let them ask permission as 

those before them asked permission. As such Allah makes clear to you His 

verses. Allah is the Knower, the Wise. 

Relaxed dress code for older women [24.60] 

[24.60] (As for) women that are past childbearing who have no hope of marriage 

there is no fault in them that they discard their cloaks provided they do not reveal 

their adornments, but it is better if they abstain. Allah is the Hearer, the Knower. 

Etiquette of dinning [24.61] 

[24.61] It shall be no fault for the blind, the lame, the sick and yourselves to eat 

from your houses. Nor the houses of your fathers', your mothers', your brothers', 

your sisters', your paternal uncles, your paternal aunts, your maternal uncles, 

your maternal aunts or in houses the keys of which you own, or in those of your 

friend, there is no fault in you that you all eat together, or separately. When you 

enter houses, greet (with peace) one another with a salutation from Allah, 

blessed and good. As such Allah makes clear to you His verses so that you 

understand. 

Etiquette between the believer and the Prophet [24.62-63] 

[24.62] The believers are only those who believe in Allah and His Messenger, 

and who, when gathered with him upon a common matter do not depart till they 

have asked his permission. Surely, those who ask your permission are those 

who believe in Allah and His Messenger. When they ask your permission for 

some of their affairs, grant it to whomever you please and ask Allah for 

forgiveness for them; Allah is the Forgiver, the Merciful. 

[24.63] Do not make the calling of the Messenger among yourselves like your 

calling to one another. Allah knows those of you who slip away surreptitiously, so 

let those who disobey His command beware, lest they are struck by sedition, or, 

they are stricken with a painful punishment. 

Everything belongs to Allah [24.64] 

[24.64] To Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. He has 

Knowledge of what state you are upon. On the Day when they shall be returned 

to Him, He will tell them all what they have done. And Allah has knowledge of 

everything. 

25 The Criterion - Al-Furqan 

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The Greatness of Allah yet His Message and Messenger are rejected by the 
unbelievers [25.1-10] 

[25.1] Blessed is He who has sent down the Criterion to His worshiper (Prophet 

Muhammad), that he is a warner to all mankind; 

[25.2] to whom the Kingdom of the heavens and the earth belongs, who has not 

taken a son, nor does He have an associate in the Kingdom, and He created 

everything, then He ordained it very precisely. 

Those worshipped other than Allah cannot create anything [25.3] 

[25.3] Yet they worship, other than Him, gods which cannot create anything and 

were themselves created. They own neither harm nor benefit for themselves, 

neither do they own death nor life, nor a resurrection. 

The assertion of the unbelievers and the rebuttal of Allah [25.4-10] 

[25.4] The unbelievers say, This is but a falsehood he has forged - another 

nation has helped him.' So they have come with wrong and falsehood. 

[25.5] They say, 'He has written tales of the ancients, they are recited to him at 

dawn and at the evening.' 

[25.6] Say, 'It was sent down by Him who knows the secrets of heavens and 

earth. He is Forgiving, the Most Merciful.' 

[25.7] They also say, 'How is it that this Messenger eats food and walks about 

the markets? Why has no angel been sent down with him to warn us? 

[25.8] Or, why has no treasure been thrown to him, or a garden for him to eat 

from?' And the harm doers say, 'The man you follow is surely bewitched.' 

[25.9] See how they strike examples for you, surely they have gone astray and 

are unable to find a way. 

[25.10] Blessed be He who, if He wills, can assign you better things than these; 

gardens underneath which rivers flow, and He shall assign for you palaces. 

The terror and peace on the Day of Judgement [25.11-29] 

[25.1 1] No, they belied the Hour. We have prepared for him who belied the Hour 

a Blaze. 

[25.12] When it sees them from a far off place, they shall hear it raging and 

sighing. 

[25.13] And when, chained in (iron) fetters, they are cast into some narrow space 

of the Fire, they will call out for destruction. 

[25.14] 'Do not call out today for one destruction; call out for many destructions.' 

[25.15] Say, 'Is that better, or the Garden of Eternity which the cautious have 

been promised? It is their recompense and their arrival!' 

[25.16] Living there for ever, they shall find in it all that they desire. That is a 

promise binding upon your Lord, and to be asked of Him. 

The day when false deities and associates reject their followers [25.17-19] 

[25.17] On the Day when He gathers them with all that they worship, other than 

Allah, He will say, 'Was it you who misled My worshipers, or did they themselves 

go astray?' 

[25.18] They will answer, 'Exaltations to You. We should not have taken others 

for a guardian, but You gave them and their fathers enjoyment until they forgot 

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[25.19] So they belie what you say, and you can neither turn it aside, nor find any 

help. Those of you who have done evil, We let them taste a great punishment. 

[25.20] We did not send Messengers before you but that they ate food and 

walked about in the markets, We have appointed some of you to be a trial for 

others. Will you endure? Your Lord is the Seer. 

The pride of the unbelievers and their good deeds [25.21-23] 

[25.21] Those who do not hope to meet Us ask, 'Why have no angels been sent 

to us? Why can we not see our Lord?' How proud they are within themselves, 

and have become greatly disdainful. 

[25.22] On the Day when they behold the angels, there will be no glad tidings for 

the sinners. They will say, 'A refuge which is forbidden!' 

[25.23] Then We shall advance upon the work which they have done and render 

it as scattered dust. 

[25.24] On that Day, the companions of Paradise (will have) a better abode and a 

finer resting-place. 

Sorrow and regret on the Day of Judgement [25.25-31] 

[25.25] On that Day, the heaven is split asunder with clouds and the angels are 

sent down in majesty, 

[25.26] the true Kingdom on that Day shall belong to the Merciful a harsh day for 

the unbelievers. 

[25.27] Upon that Day the harm doer shall bite his hands, and say, 'Would that I 

had taken a Path with the Messenger! 

[25.28] Would that I had never chosen so-and-so for my companion! 

[25.29] He led me astray from the Remembrance after it had reached me, satan 

is ever the foresaker of humans.' 

[25.30] The Messenger says, 'O my Lord, my people have taken this Koran while 

deserting it.' 

[25.31] To every Prophet We have appointed an enemy among the harm doers; 

your Lord is Sufficient for you, a Guide and a Helper. 

The Koran was sent down piecemeal to strengthen the heart [25.32] 

[25.32] The unbelievers ask, 'Why was the Koran not sent down to him all at 

once?' As such We strengthen your heart thereby, and We have recited it very 

distinctly. 

[25.33] They do not bring to you any parable but that which We bring to you is 

the truth and better in explanation. 

The furthest away from the Path [25.34] 

[25.34] Those who will be gathered into Gehenna (Hell) upon their faces shall be 

in the worst in place, and have gone further astray from the Path. 

Pharaoh was destroyed because he belied the signs of Allah [25.35-36] 

[25.35] We gave the Book to Moses and gave him his brother Aaron as a 

minister. 

[25.36] (Then) We said, 'Go to the nation who have belied Our signs.' And We 

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Noah's people were drowned because they belied him [25.37] 

[25.37] The nation of Noah, We drowned them when they belied their 

Messenger, and made of them a sign to the nation. For the harm doers We have 

prepared a painful punishment 

Aad, Thamood and the nation of Er Rass were destroyed because they 

belied their prophets, it was not an act of the so called "Mother Nature" 

[23.38-40] 

[25.38] also to Aad and Thamood, and the nation of Er Rass and many 

generations in between; 

[25.39] to each of them We gave examples, and each of them We utterly ruined. 

[25.40] They have surely passed by the village which was rained upon by evil 

rain (of stones); what, have they never seen it? No, they look for no resurrection. 

Who is further astray from the Straight Path? [25.41-42] 

[25.41] Whenever they see you, they mock you (saying), 'Is this whom Allah has 

sent as a Messenger? 

[25.42] He would have mislead us from our gods, if we had not been steadfast to 

them.' But they shall know who is further astray from the Path when they see the 

punishment. 

Those who consider their own brains superior to the Revelation [25.43-44] 

[25.43] Have you seen him who has made gods of his own desires? Would you 

be a guardian over him? 

[25. 44] Do you think that most of them can hear or understand? They are like 

cattle, no, they are further astray from the Path. 

The signs of Allah in the heavens and earth [25.45-50] 

[25.45] Do you not see how your Lord stretches the shadow? Had it been His 

will, He could have made it constant. Then He appointed the sun to be a guide to 

it; 

[25.46] thereafter We seize it to Us withdrawing it gently. 

[25.47] It is He who has appointed the night a mantle for you and sleep for a rest. 

The day He has appointed for rising. 

[25.48] It is He who loosens the winds, bearing glad tidings before the Hands of 

His Mercy, and We have sent down pure water from the heaven, 

[25.49] so, that with it We revive dead lands and provide drink for the cattle and 

the human We created. 

[25.50] We have indeed turned it about them, so that they remember; yet most 

people refuse all except disbelief. 

[25.51] Had it been Our will, We could have raised a warner in every village. 

Seek only the guidance of believing authorities [25.52] 

[25.52] So do not obey the unbelievers, but struggle mightily with it (the Koran). 

The miracle of osmosis unknown at the time of the revelation of the Koran 

[25.53] 

[25.53] It was He who let forth the two seas, this one is palatably sweet and this 

salt, a bitter taste, and He set a barrier between them, and a refuge which is 

forbidden. 

[25.54] And it is He who created the human from water and gave him kindred of 

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[25.55] Yet they (the unbelievers) worship, other than Allah, that which can 

neither benefit nor harm them. Surely, the unbeliever is ever a partisan against 

his Lord. 

Prophet Muhammad was sent as a bearer of glad tidings and as a warner 

for all mankind [25.56-59] 

[25.56] We did not send you but as a bearer of glad tidings and as a warner. 

[25.57] Say, 'I demand of you no wage for this except for he who wishes to take 

the Path to his Lord.' 

[25.58] Put your trust in the All Living who never dies, and exalt with His praise, 

He is sufficiently aware of His worshipers' sins. 

[25.59] (It is) He who, in six days created the heavens and the earth and all that 

lies between them, and then He willed to the Throne. The Merciful; ask about 

Him from he who knows Him. 

Pride [25.60] 

[25.60] When it is said to them, 'Prostrate yourselves before the Merciful', they 

ask, 'And what is the Merciful? Shall we prostrate ourselves to whatever you bid 

us?' And it increases their aversion. 

The signs in the earthly heaven [25.61-62] 

[25.61] Blessed be He who has set the constellations in the heaven, and set 

amongst them a sun, and an illuminating moon. 

[25.62] It is He who has made the night and day follow each other for those 

whom He desires to remember or He desires to be thankful. 

Qualities found in a believer [25.63-77] 

[25.63] The worshipers of the Merciful are those who walk humbly on the earth, 

and when the ignorant address them say, 'Peace,' 

[25.64] who pass the night prostrating and standing to their Lord. 

[25.65] Who say, 'Our Lord, turn from us the punishment of Gehenna, for its 

punishment is the most terrible; 

[25.66] it is an evil settling, and an evil residence,' 

[25.67] who when they spend are neither wasteful nor miserly, between that is a 

just stand, 

[25.68] who do not call upon another god with Allah, nor slay the soul which Allah 

has forbidden except by right; who do not fornicate, for he who does this shall 

face punishment 

[25.69] doubled for him on the Day of Resurrection is his punishment, and therein 

he shall live, humbled, 

The mercy of Allah [25.70-71] 

[25.70] except he who repents and believes and does good works those, Allah 

will change their evil deeds into good deeds; Allah is ever Forgiving and Merciful. 

[25.71] He who repents and does good works truly turns to Allah in repentance, 

[25.72] and those who do not bear false witness, and when they pass by idle talk, 

pass by with honor 

[25.73] and who when they are reminded of the verses of their Lord, they do not 

fall down deaf and blind. 

[25.74] Those who say, 'Lord give us of our wives and children what pleases our 

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[25.75] Those shall be recompensed with the highest rank for their patience. 

There they shall receive a greeting, and peace! 

[25.76] There they shall live for ever; a fine dwelling place, and residence. 

[25.77] Say, 'My Lord cares little for you if it was not for your supplication, indeed 

you have belied (the Messenger and the Koran) so it (the punishment) will be 

fastened.' 

26 The Poets - Ash-Shu'ara' 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

[26.1]TaSeenMeem. 

Concern for those who reject belief [26.2-9] 

[26.2] Those are the verses of the clear Book. 

[26.3] Perhaps you consume yourself that they are not believers. 

[26.4] If We will, We can send down on them a sign from heaven before which 

their necks will remain humbled. 

[26.5] A fresh remembrance has never come to them from the Merciful, except 

they turn away from it. 

[26.6] So, they belied, but surely the tidings of that they mocked will come to 

them. 

[26.7] Have they not seen the earth, how many We caused to grow in it every 

generous kind? 

[26.8] Surely, in this there is a sign yet most of them do not believe. 

[26.9] Your Lord, He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful. 

The story of Prophet Moses and the exodus from Egypt [26.10-68] 

[26.10] And when your Lord called to Moses, saying, 'Go to the harm-doing 

nation, 

[26.1 1] the nation of Pharaoh. Will they not fear Me?' 

[26.1 2] 'My Lord, ' he replied, 'I fear they will belie me 

[26.13] and my chest will become constricted and my tongue will not be loosed 

(in my speech), therefore, send to Aaron. 

[26.14] They hold a sin against me, and I fear that they will kill me.' 

Moses meeting with Pharaoh and his request to let the Children of Israel 

leave Egypt [26.15- 

[26.15] He said, 'Never so, go both of you with Our signs; We shall be with you, 

listening 

[26.16] go both to Pharaoh and both of you say to him, "We are (each) a 

Messenger from the Lord of all the Worlds. 

[26.17] Send forth with us the Children of Israel."' 

[26.18] He (Pharaoh) said (to Moses), 'Did We not bring you up when you were a 

child? And have you not spent years of your life amongst us? 

[26.19] Yet you were ungrateful and have done the deed you did.' 

[26.20] He (Moses) replied, 'Indeed, I did that when I was among those who 

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Moses tells Pharaoh that Allah has made him His Messenger [26.21-28] 

[26.21] I fled from you because I feared you. But my Lord has given me judgment 

and made me one of the Messengers. 

[26.22] Is this then the blessing with which you reproach me, that you have the 

Children of Israel for worshipers!' 

[26.23] Pharaoh said, 'And what is the Lord of the Worlds?' 

[26.24] 'He' (Moses) replied, 'is the Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that 

is between them, if you believe!' 

[26.25] 'Do you not hear?' said he (Pharaoh) to those around him. 

[26.26] He said, 'Your Lord and the Lord of your fathers, the ancients.' 

[26.27] (Pharaoh) said, 'Surely, the Messenger who has been sent to you is 

mad!' 

[26.28] 'He is the Lord of the East and the West, ' said he (Moses), 'and all that is 

between them, if you could understand!' 

Pharaoh thinks himself a god [26.29] 

[26.29] 'If you take any other god except myself,' he (Pharaoh) replied, 'you shall 

be thrown into prison.' 

[26.30] 'What, even if I brought you something clear, ' said he (Moses). 

Pharaoh's reception of the miraculous signs given to Moses [26.31-35] 

[26.31] He (Pharaoh) replied, 'Show us your sign, if you are of the truthful.' 

[26.32] He cast down his staff and thereupon it was a clear serpent. 

[26.33] Then he drew out his hand, and it was luminous to the onlookers. 

[26.34] 'This', said he (Pharaoh) to his Council, 'is a cunning sorcerer 

[26.35] who seeks to expel you from your land by his sorcery. What is your 

counsel?' 

The superiority of the miracles given to Moses defeat the magic of the 

sorcerers [26.36-46] 

[26.36] They replied, 'Put him and his brother off for a while, and send heralds to 

your cities 

[26.37] to bring every knowledgeable sorcerer.' 

[26.38] The sorcerers were gathered at the appointed time on a well-known day, 

[26.39] and the people were asked, 'Will you gather 

[26.40] in order that we shall follow the sorcerers if they are the victors.' 

[26.41] Then, when the sorcerers came to Pharaoh, they said, 'Shall we receive a 

wage if we win?' 

[26.42] 'Yes, indeed' he answered, 'and you shall become among those who are 

near stationed.' 

[26.43] Moses said to them, 'Cast down what you cast.' 

[26.44] So they cast their ropes and staffs, saying, 'By Pharaoh's might, we shall 

be the victors.' 

The sorcerers recognize the greatness of the miracles and fall prostrate in 

belief despite their sentence to death [26.45-51] 

[26.45] Then Moses cast down his staff and it swallowed up their lying invention, 

[26.46] so the sorcerers were cast down, prostrating themselves, 

[26.47] saying, 'We believe in the Lord of the Worlds, 

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[26.49] He (Pharaoh) said, 'You have believed him before I have given you 

permission. He is the chief of you who has taught you sorcery. But you shall 

know. I will surely cut off on opposite sides a hand and a foot, and crucify you all.' 

[26.50] 'There is no harm, ' they replied, 'for surely to our Lord we are turning. 

[26.51] We are eager that Our Lord should forgive us our offenses, for we are the 

first of the believers.' 

Moses and the Children of Israel leave Egypt by night [26.52-59] 

[26.52] Also, We revealed to Moses, saying, 'Go with My worshipers by night, for 

you will be followed.' 

[26.53] Then Pharaoh sent gatherers to the cities. 

[26.54] 'These,' they said, 'are a small band, 

[26.55] they have enraged us, 

[26.56] and we are a host on our guard.' 

[26.57] As such We expelled them from their gardens and their fountains, 

[26.58] their treasures and a noble station. 

[26.59] As such we gave it to the Children of Israel. 

Moses and the miraculous dividing of the sea [26.60-68] 

[26.60] At sunrise, they followed them. 

[26.61] And when the two hosts came in view of each other, Moses' companions 

said, 'We have been reached!' 

[26.62] 'No, indeed' he replied, 'my Lord is with me and He will guide me.' 

[26.63] Then We revealed to Moses, 'Strike the sea with your staff, so it divided 

and each part was as a mighty mount. 

[26.64] And there We brought the others on, 

Pharaoh and his hosts are drowned [26.65-68] 

[26.65] and We saved Moses and those who were with him together, 

[26.66] then, We drowned the others. 

[26.67] Surely, in that there is a sign; yet most of them do not believe. 

[26.68] Surely, your Lord is the Almighty, the Most Merciful. 

The futility of following baseless traditions rather than the message and 

warning sent by Allah to Abraham [26.69-82 

[26.69] And recite to them the news of Abraham. 

[26.70] He said to his father and to his nation, 'What do you worship?' 

[26.71] They replied, 'We worship idols and continue cleaving to them.' 

[26.72] 'Do they hear you when you call on them?' He asked. 

[26.73] 'Can they benefit you or harm you?' 

[26.74] They replied, 'No, but we found our fathers doing so.' 

[26.75] He said, 'Have you considered what you worship, 

[26.76] you, and your elderly fathers? 

[26.77] They are enemies to me except the Lord of all the Worlds 

[26.78] who created me; and He guides me, 

[26.79] and He gives me to eat and drink, 

[26.80] who, when I am sick, heals me; 

[26.81] who makes me to die and then revives me, 

[26.82] and whom I am eager shall forgive me my sins on the Day of 

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The supplication of Abraham [26.83-91] 

[26.83] My Lord, give me judgment, and join me with the righteous. 

[26.84] And appoint me a tongue of truthfulness among the latter. 

[26.85] and place me amongst the inheritors of the Garden of Bliss. 

[26.86] and forgive my father, for he was among the astray. 

[26.87] Do not degrade me on the Day when they are resurrected. 

[26.88] The Day when neither wealth nor sons shall benefit 

[26.89] except him who comes before Allah with a pure heart; 

[26.90] and Paradise shall be brought forward to the cautious. 

[26.91] And Hell is brought near to the perverse.' 

The questioning of the unbelievers on the Day of Judgement [26.92-93] 

[26.92] It will be said to them, 'Where is that you worshipped, 

[26.93] other than Allah? Do they help you or even help themselves?' 

The people of Hell [26.94-104] 

[26.94] And they will be pitched into it, they and the perverse 

[26.95] and the hosts of iblis all together. 

[26.96] And they will say while they dispute with one another, 

[26.97] 'By Allah, we were certainly in clear error, 

[26.98] when we made you equal with the Lord of the Worlds. 

[26.99] It was nothing but the evildoers who led us astray. 

[26.100] We have no intercessors now, 

[26.101] no caring friend. 

[26.102] Would that we might return again, and be among the believers.' 

[26.103] Surely, in that there is a sign, yet most of them do not believe. 

[26.104] Surely, Your Lord is the Almighty, the Most Merciful. 

The story of Prophet Noah [26.105- 

[26.105] The nation of Noah, belied their Messengers. 

[26.106] when Noah, their brother, said to them, 'Will you not be cautious? 

[26.107] I am for you an honest Messenger, 

[26.108] so fear Allah, and obey me. 

[26.1 09] For this I ask of you no wage, for my wage falls only on the Lord of the 

Worlds. 

[26.1 1 0] So fear Allah and obey me.' 

The council of Noah's nation belittle Noah and his followers [26.111-115] 

[26.1 11] They replied, 'Are we to believe you whom the lowliest follow?' 

[26.1 1 2] He said, 'I have no knowledge of what they have done. 

[26.1 13] Their account falls only upon My Lord, if you were but aware. 

[26.1 14] I will not drive away the believers. 

[26.1 1 5] I am only a clear warner.' 

Noah asks Allah to save him and the believers from his nation [26.116-112] 

[26.1 16] 'Noah,' they replied, 'if you do not desist you shall be of those stoned.' 

[26.117] He said, 'My Lord, my nation have belied me. 

[26.1 18] So open between me and them an opening, and save me and the 

believers who are with me.' 

[26.1 19] We saved him and those who were with him in the laden ship, 

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[26.121] Surely, in that there is a sign; yet most of them do not believe. 

[26.122] Your Lord is the Almighty, the Most Merciful. 

The story of Prophet Hood and the contempt of the nation of Aad [26.123- 

140] 

[26.123] (The nation of) Aad belied their Messengers. 

[26.124] When their brother Hood said to them, 'Will you not be cautious? 

[26.125] I am for you an honest Messenger. 

[26.1 26] Fear Allah and obey me. 

[26.1 27] For this I ask of you no wage, for my wage falls only on the Lord of the 

Worlds. 

The people of Aad abuse the blessings of Allah and become tyrants 

[26.128-140] 

[26.128] Do you build over each high place a sign to amuse yourselves! 

[26.129] And do you take to yourselves underground reservoirs, in order to live 

for ever! 

[26.130] When you assault, you assault like tyrants. 

[26.131] So fear Allah, and obey me. 

[26.132] Fear Him who has given you all the things you know. 

[26.133] He has given you flocks and sons, 

[26.134] gardens and fountains. 

[26.135] Indeed, I fear for you the punishment of a dreadful Day.' 

[26.136] They replied, 'It is the same to us whether you admonish or whether you 

are not one of the admonishers. 

[26.137] That is nothing but a habit of the ancients, 

[26.138] and we shall never be punished.' 

[26.139] So they belied him, so We destroyed them. Surely, in that there is a 

sign; yet most of them do not believe. 

[26.140] Surely, your Lord is the Almighty, the Most Merciful. 

The story of Prophet Salih and the nation of Thamood [26.141-159] 

[26.141] Thamood, belied their Messengers. 

[26.142] Their brother Salih said to them, 'Will you not be cautious? 

[26.143] I am for you an honest Messenger. 

[26.144] So fear Allah, and obey me. 

[26.145] For this I ask of you no wage; my wage falls only upon the Lord of the 

Worlds. 

[26.146] Will you be left secure in this, 

[26.147] amidst gardens and fountains, 

[26.148] sown fields and palm trees, with slender spathes. 

[26.149] Will you still hew your dwellings in the mountains? 

[26.1 50] So fear Allah and obey me. 

Salih warns his nation not to obey the wasteful or the corrupt [26.151-154] 

[26.151] Do not obey the order of the wasteful, 

[26.152] who corrupt in the earth, and do not reform.' 

[26.153] They replied, 'Surely, you are one of those bewitched. 

[26.154] You are but a human like ourselves. Produce for us a sign, if you are of 

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Salih is given the she-camel of Allah as a sign, and with it he tells his 
nation to fear Allah and not to harm her [26.155-159] 

[26.155] He said, 'Here is a she-camel. She shall have her share of water as you 

have yours on an appointed day. 

[26.156] Do not touch her with malice so that punishment of a dreadful day 

seizes you.' 

[26.1 57] Yet they hamstrung her, and in the morning they were remorseful, 

[26.158] and the punishment seized them. Surely, in that there is a sign. Yet 

most of them do not believe. 

[26.159] Your Lord, He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful. 

The story of Prophet Lot and his nation [26.160-175] 

[26.160] Lot's nation, belied their Messengers. 

[26.161] When their brother Lot said to them, 'Will you not be cautious? 

[26.162] I am for you an honest Messenger. 

[26.1 63] So fear Allah, and obey me. 

[26.1 64] I ask of you no wage for this; my wage is only with the Lord of the 

Worlds. 

Lot warns his homosexual nation [26.165-169] 

[26.165] What, do you come to the males of the world, 

[26.1 66] and leave your wives whom your Lord has created for you? No, but you 

are a transgressing nation.' 

[26.167] 'Lot,' they replied, 'if you do not desist, you shall be thrown out.' 

[26.1 68] He said, 'Truly, I am a detester of what you do.' 

Lot is saved from his nation [26.169-175] 

[26.169] 'My Lord, save me and my people from that they are doing.' 

[26.1 70] So We saved him and all his people, 

[26.171] except an old woman who stayed behind, 

[26.172] then We destroyed the others. 

[26.173] We rained upon them a rain, and evil is the rain (of stones) on those that 

are warned. 

[26.174] Surely, in that there is a sign. Yet most of them do not believe. 

[26.175] Your Lord, He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful. 

The story of Prophet Shu'aib and the dwellers of the Thicket [26.176-196] 

[26.1 76] The dwellers of the Thicket belied their Messengers. 

[26.177] Shu'aib said to them, 'Will you not be cautious? 

[26.178] I am for you an honest Messenger. 

[26.1 79] So fear Allah, and obey me. 

[26.1 80] I ask of you no wage for this; my wage is only with the Lord of the 

Worlds. 

Shu'aib warns his people to trade with fairness [26.181-196] 

[26.181] Fill up the measure, do not be among the cheats, 

[26.182] and weigh with the straight scale, 

[26.183] and do not diminish the goods of the people, and do not make mischief 

in the earth, working corruption. 

[26.184] Fear He who created you, and the generations of the ancient.' 

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[26.1 86] You are but a human like ourselves, we think that you are one of the 

liars. 

[26.187] Drop down on us lumps from heaven, if you are one of the truthful.' 

[26.1 88] He said, 'My Lord knows what you are doing.' 

[26.1 89] But they belied him, then the punishment of the Day of Shadow (raining 

fire) seized them. Truly, it was the punishment of a dreadful day. 

[26.190] Surely, in that there is a sign; yet most of them do not believe. 

[26.191] Your Lord, He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful. 

[26.192] Truly, it is the sending of the Lord of the Worlds. 

[26.1 93] The honest Spirit (Gabriel) brought it down 

[26.1 94] upon your heart (Prophet Muhammad), in order to be one of the 

warners, 

[26.1 95] in a clear, Arabic tongue. 

The Children of Israel reject Prophet Muhammad although he was 

mentioned in their scriptures [26.196-211] 

[26.1 96] Truly, it is in the Books of the ancients. 

[26.197] Was it not a sign for them known to the learned of the Children of Israel? 

[26.1 98] If We had revealed it to a non-Arab, 

[26.1 99] and he had recited it to them, they would not have believed. 

[26.200] Even so, We have caused it to enter into the hearts of harm doers: 

[26.201] they shall not believe in it until they see the painful punishment 

[26.202] so that it will come upon them suddenly, while they are unaware, 

[26.203] and then they will say, 'Shall we be respited?' 

[26.204] Do they wish to hasten Our punishment? 

[26.205] What do you see? If We gave them enjoyment for years, 

[26.206] and then what they were promised comes to them, 

[26.207] what avail will their past enjoyments be to them? 

[26.208] We never destroyed a village that did not have warners 

[26.209] for a reminder, and We never harmed. 

[26.21 0] It was not the satans who brought it down; 

[26.21 1] it is not for them, nor are they able. 

[26.212] Truly, they are expelled from hearing. 

[26.213] So do not call upon another god with Allah, lest you should be one of 

those who are punished. 

Allah orders Prophet Muhammad to start preaching to his tribe and family 

[26.214-220] 

[26.214] Warn your tribe and your near kinsmen. 

[26.21 5] and lower your wing to the believers who follow you. 

[26.21 6] If they disobey you, say, 'I am quit of what you do.' 

[26.21 7] Put your trust in the Almighty, the Most Merciful, 

[26.218] who sees you when you stand 

[26.219] and when you turn among those who prostrate themselves. 

[26.220] Surely, He is the Hearer, the Knower. 

Those upon whom the satans descend [26.221-223] 

[26.221] Shall I tell you on whom the satans descend? 

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[26.223] They listen, but most of them are liars. 

Poetry other than that in praise of Allah and His Prophet [26.224-227] 

[26.224] Poets are followed by the perverse. 

[26.225] Have you not seen how they wander in every valley, 

[26.226] and they say what they do not do? 

[26.227] Except those who believe, and do good works and remember Allah in 

abundance and became victorious after they had been wronged. The 

wrongdoers will surely know which turn they will be returning to (Hell). 

27 The Ants - An-Naml 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 
The importance of prayer and charity [27.1] 

[27.1] TaSeen. Those are the verses of the Koran, a clear Book, 

[27.2] a guidance and glad tidings to believers, 

[27.3] who establish their prayers, and pay the obligatory charity, and are certain 

of the Everlasting Life. 

The deeds of the unbeliever [27.4-5] 

[27.4] As for those who do not believe in the Everlasting Life, We have decorated 

for them their works, and they wander blindly. 

[27.5] Such are those for whom there is an evil punishment, and in the 

Everlasting Life are the greatest losers. 

The Koran was sent by Allah [27.6] 

[27.6] You have received the Koran from the Wise, the Knower. 

Moses becomes a prophet and the arrogance of Pharaoh [26.7-14] 

[27.7] When Moses said to his household, 'Indeed, I can see a fire far away. I will 

go and bring you news of it or I will bring you a lighted flame so that you can 

warm yourselves.' 

[27.8] And when he came near it he was called, 'Blessed be who is (Moses) in 

the fire and (the angels) who are around it! Exaltations to Allah, Lord of the 

Worlds! 

[27.9] Moses, it is I, Allah, the Almighty, the Wise. 

[27.1 0] Cast down your staff.' And when he saw it writhing like a serpent, he 

turned about retreating, and did not turn back. 'Moses, do not fear, indeed the 

Messengers do not fear (when they are) with Me, 

[27.1 1] except he who has done evil, then, after evil, has changed into good. I am 

the Forgiving, Most Merciful. 

[27.1 2] Put your hand inside your collar and it will come out luminous without evil 

- among the nine signs to Pharaoh and his nation, indeed they were an impious 

nation.' 

[27.13] But when Our signs came to them visibly, they said, 'This is plain 

sorcery.' 

[27.14] They denied them unjustly out of pride, though their souls acknowledged 

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The story of Prophet Solomon and the miracles given to him by Allah 
[27.15-44] 

[27.15] We gave knowledge to David and Solomon. They said, 'Praise be to Allah 

who has preferred us above many of His believing worshipers.' 

[27.16] Solomon inherited David. He said, 'Know, my people, we have been 

taught the speech of birds and given everything. Surely, this is a clear bounty.' 

Solomon hears the warning of the ant [27.17-19] 

[27.1 7] We gathered to Solomon his army of jinn, humans and birds; gathered 

and dispersed, 

[27.1 8] and when they came to the Valley of the Ants, an ant said, 'Ants, go into 

your dwellings lest Solomon and his army should, unknowingly, crush you.' 

[27.19] He smiled, and laughed at its words, and said, 'My Lord, inspire me that I 

should be thankful for Your blessing with which You have blessed me and my 

parents, and that I may do good works that will please You. Admit me, by Your 

Mercy, among Your righteous worshipers.' 

The hoopoe brings Solomon news about Sheba [27.20-28] 

[27.20] He reviewed the birds and said, 'Why is it that I do not see the hoopoe 

here? Or is he among the absent? 

[27.21] Surely, I will punish him with a terrible punishment, or I will slaughter him 

or he gives me a good reason.' 

[27.22] He was not long in coming, and said, 'I know what you do not know. I 

come to you from Sheba with certain news. 

[27.23] There I found a woman ruling over them. She possess everything and 

has a great throne. 

[27.24] But she and her people prostrate to the sun instead of Allah. And satan 

has made their deeds seem pleasing to them and barred them from the Path, 

and therefore they are not guided. 

[27.25] Do they not prostrate themselves to Allah who brings forth all that is 

concealed in the heavens and earth and He knows what they hide and what they 

reveal? 

[27.26] Allah, there is no god except He, the Lord of the Mighty Throne.' 

[27.27] He replied, 'We shall see if what you have said is true or whether you are 

among those who lie. 

[27.28] Take my letter, and drop it to them. Then turn aside and see what they 

shall return.' 

Sheba receives Solomon's letter and sends him gifts [27.29-37] 

[27.29] She (the Queen of Sheba) said, 'O Council, look, an honorable letter has 

been dropped to me. 

[27.30] It is from Solomon and it is "In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most 

Merciful. 

[27.31] Do not rise up against me, but come to me in surrender (Muslims)."' 

[27.32] She said, 'O Council, let me hear your counsel, concerning my affairs, for 

I am not used to deciding an affair until you bear me witness.' 

[27.33] They replied, 'We are possessors of force and great might. It is for you to 

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[27.34] She said, 'When kings enter a village, they ruin it and humiliate its nobles. 

And this they will do. 

[27.35] But I shall send them a gift and see what the messengers bring back.' 

[27.36] But when he came to Solomon, he said, 'Is it wealth that you would give 

me, when Allah has given me that which is better than He has given to you? No, 

but instead you rejoice in your gift! 

[27.37] Go back then, we shall surely come against them with soldiers of which 

they have no power to oppose, and we shall drive them from there abased and 

humiliated.' 

Solomon's meeting with Sheba and her conversion [27.38-44] 

[27.38] And he said, 'O Council, which of you will bring me her throne, before 

they come to me, Muslims (submissive to Allah)?' 

[27.39] An efreet (an extremely strong jinn) among the jinn replied, 'I will bring it 

to you before you rise from your place; I have the strength and am trustworthy.' 

[27.40] But he who had knowledge of the Book, said, 'I will bring it to you before 

your glance comes back to you.' And when he saw it set before him, he 

(Solomon) said, 'This is a favor from my Lord that He might test me whether I am 

thankful or ungrateful. Whosoever gives thanks gives thanks only for his (own 

soul's) good, but he who is ungrateful, truly my Lord is Rich and Generous.' 

[27.41] (Then) he said, 'Let her throne be disguised, so that we can see whether 

she is guided or if she is among those who are not guided.' 

[27.42] And when she came she was asked, 'Is your throne like this?' And she 

replied, 'It looks like it.' And we were given the knowledge before her, and were 

Muslims. 

[27.43] That which she worshipped, other than Allah, had prevented her, for she 

came from an unbelieving nation. 

[27.44] It was said to her, 'Enter the pavilion.' And when she saw it, she thought it 

was a pool of water, and bared her legs. But he said, 'It is a pavilion smoothed 

with crystal.' She said, 'My Lord, I have wronged myself, and I become a Muslim 

(submissive) with Solomon to Allah, Lord of the Worlds.' 

The story of Prophet Salih and the punishment of Thamood [27.45-53] 

[27.45] To Thamood We sent their brother Salih saying, 'Worship Allah.' But they 

were two parties in dispute with one another. 

[27.46] 'My nation,' he said, 'why do you wish to hasten evil rather than good? 

Why do you not ask the forgiveness of Allah, in order that you find mercy?' 

[27.47] They said, 'We predict an evil omen from you and those who are with 

you.' He replied, 'Your prediction is with Allah, you are a nation being tested.' 

[27.48] In the city there were nine people who were corrupting the land and did 

not reform. 

[27.49] They said, 'Let us swear by Allah to attack him and his family at night, 

then we will tell his guardian we were not witnesses of the destruction of his 

family; and surely we are truthful.' 

[27.50] And they devised a scheme and, without their knowledge, We devised a 

scheme. 

[27.51] And behold the consequences of their devising! We destroyed them, and 

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[27.52] Those are their houses, all are in ruins because of the evil they 

committed; surely in this there is a sign for nation who know. 

[27.53] And We saved those who believed and were cautious. 

Lot and the punishment of his indecent nation [27.54-59] 

[27. 54] And Lot, he said to his nation, 'Do you commit indecencies with your 

eyes open! 

[27.55] Do you approach men lustfully instead of women! No, you are an ignorant 

nation.' 

[27.56] Yet the only answer of his nation was that they said, 'Expel the family of 

Lot from your village, they are people who purified themselves!' 

[27.57] So We saved him and his family, except his wife, whom We decreed 

should stay behind. 

[27.58] And we rained on them a rain (of stones); indeed it is an evil rain that 

rains on those that are warned. 

The challenging of Allah to those who doubt [27.59-66] 

[27.59] Say, 'Praise belongs to Allah and peace be upon His worshipers whom 

He has chosen!' Who is more worthier, Allah or that which they associate! 

[27.60] Is He who created the heavens and the earth, and sent water from the 

sky for you and caused gardens to grow full of beauty of which its tree you could 

never grow, is there a god with Allah? No, but they are a nation who set up 

equals with Him! 

[27.61] Who has established the earth a fixed place and set therein rivers; and 

set for it firm mountains and placed a barrier between the two seas, is there a 

god with Allah? No, most of them are without knowledge. 

[27.62] Who answers the oppressed when he supplicates to Him and removes 

evil and appoints you as inheritors of the earth, is there a god with Allah? How 

little you remember! 

[27.63] Who guides you in the darkness of the land and sea, and sends the 

winds bearing glad tidings of His Mercy, is there a god with Allah? Exalted is 

Allah above what they associate. 

[27.64] Who originates creation, then brings it back again, who gives you 

sustenance from the heaven and the earth, is there a god with Allah? Say, 'Bring 

us your proof if you are among the truthful!' 

[27.65] Say, 'None in the heavens or the earth knows the Unseen except Allah, 

and they are not aware when they shall be resurrected.' 

[27.66] No, their knowledge fails them as to the Everlasting Life; no, they are in 

doubt about it, no, they are blind to it. 

[27.67] The unbelievers say, 'When we and our fathers are turned to dust, shall 

we be brought forth? 

[27.68] We were promised this before, and so were our fathers. It is but the 

fictitious story of the ancients.' 

[27.69] Say, 'Journey in the land and see what was the end of the sinners.' 

[27.70] Do not be sorry for them, nor be distressed for what they devise. 

[27.71] And they ask, 'When will this promise come, if what you say is true?' 

[27.72] Say, 'It may be that part of what you seek to hasten on is already riding 

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[27.73] Surely, your Lord is bountiful to the people; yet most of them do not give 

thanks. 

[27.74] Surely, your Lord knows what they hide in their hearts and what they 

reveal. 

[27.75] There is not a thing hidden in the heaven and earth except that it is in a 

Clear Book. 

The Koran relates many of the things the Children of Israel are at variance 

[27.76-79] 

[27.76] Surely, this Koran relates to the Children of Israel most of that which they 

are at variance. 

[27.77] It is a guidance and a mercy to believers. 

[27.78] Surely, by His Judgement, your Lord will decide between them. He is the 

Mighty, the Knower. 

[27.79] Therefore put your trust in Allah, for you are upon a clear truth. 

Deafness of ears and blindness of hearts [27.80-85] 

[27.80] You do not make the deaf hear, nor do you make the deaf hear you call 

when they turn about, retreating. 

[27.81] Nor do you guide the blind out of their error, nor do you make any to hear, 

except those who believe in Our verses and are Muslims. 

[27.82] And when the Word falls on them, We will bring out from the earth a 

beast that shall speak to them, 'Indeed the people were not certain of Our 

verses.' 

[27.83] On that Day We shall gather a crowd from every nation of those who 

belied Our verses, so they are gathered. 

[27.84] When they have come, He will say, 'Did you belie My verses, although 

you knew nothing, or what was it you were doing?' 

[27.85] And the Word shall fall upon them because of the evil they committed, 

and they shall be speechless. 

The Day of Resurrection [27.86-90] 

[27.86] Have they not seen how We have made the night for them to rest in and 

the day to see? Surely, there are signs in this for the nation who believe. 

[27.87] On the Day the Horn shall be blown all who live in the heavens and earth 

will be terrified, except those whom Allah wills. All shall come to Him humbled. 

[27.88] And you will see the mountains which you think to be firm pass by like 

clouds. (Such is the) making of Allah, who has created everything well. He is 

Aware of the things you do. 

[27.89] Whosoever comes with a good deed shall have better than it, and shall 

be secure from the terrors of that Day. 

[27.90] But those who come with an evil deed shall have their faces thrust into 

the Fire, 'Are you recompensed except for your deeds?' 

Prophet Muhammad is ordered to worship Allah alone [27.91-93] 

Allah made Arabia a sacred country [27.91] 

[27.91] (Say Prophet Muhammad), 'I am only ordered to worship the Lord of this 

country, which He has made sacred, everything belongs to Him. And I am 

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[27.92] and to recite the Koran.' Whosoever is guided is only guided for himself, 
and to whosoever goes astray, say, 'I am only a warner.' 

[27.93] And say, 'Praise belongs to Allah! He will show you His signs and you will 
recognize them. Your Lord is not inattentive of what you do.' 

28 The Story - Al-Qasas 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

[28.1]TaSeenMeem. 

[28.2] Those are the verses of the Clear Book. 

The story of Pharaoh and Prophet Moses [28.3-42] 

[28.3] We shall in truth recite to you some of the news of Moses and Pharaoh for 

a nation who believe. 

Pharaoh persecutes the Children of Israel [28.4-6] 

[28.4] Pharaoh had exalted himself in the land and had divided its people into 

sects, one group he abased, putting their sons to death and sparing their women, 

for he was one of those who corrupted. 

[28.5] But We wanted to be gracious to those abased in the land, and to make 

them leaders and inheritors, 

[28.6] and to establish them in the land; and to show Pharaoh and Haman, and 

their armies, the very thing they dreaded. 

Moses is restored to his mother after being cast into the water [28.7-13] 

[28.7] We revealed this to Moses' mother, 'Suckle him, but when you fear for him 

cast him into the water. Neither fear, nor sorrow because We shall restore him to 

you and make him among the Messengers.' 

[28.8] Then the family of Pharaoh picked him out to be an enemy and a sorrow 

for them, indeed Pharaoh and Haman, and their army were sinners. 

[28.9] Pharaoh's wife said to him, 'He will be a comfort to me and you. Do not 

slay him, perhaps he may benefit us, or we will take him for our son.' But they 

were unaware. 

[28.10] In the morning the heart of Moses' mother became empty. She would 

have revealed (who he was) had We not settled her heart so that she might be 

among the believers. 

[28.1 1] She said to his sister, 'Follow him.' And she watched him from a distance, 

but they were unaware. 

[28.12] We had forbidden to him before that he should be suckled by foster 

mothers, therefore she (Moses' sister) said (to them), 'Shall I direct you to a 

people of a household who will take charge of him for you and advise him?' 

[28.13] So, We restored him to his mother, so that she might be comforted and 

not sorrow, and that she might know that the promise of Allah is true. Yet most of 

them do not know. 

Moses accidentally kills a man [28.14-21] 

[28.14] And when he was full grown, and reached the perfection of his strength, 

We gave him judgment and knowledge. As such We recompense the good 

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[28.15] And he entered the city unnoticed by the people and found two men 
fighting, one was of his own party, and the other of his enemies. The one of his 
party appealed for his help against his enemy, Moses struck and killed him, and 
said, 'This is the work of satan, he is surely a clear, misleading enemy. 
Moses asks Allah to forgive him for the accidental killing of a man [28.16] 
[28.16] Forgive me, my Lord, for I have wronged myself, ' and so He forgave him; 
for He is indeed the Forgiving, the Most Merciful. 

[28.17] He said, 'My Lord as You have favored me, I will never be a helper to the 
wrongdoer.' 

[28.18] In the morning, he was in the city, fearful and vigilant, then he whom he 
had helped the day before cried out to him again for help. 'Clearly,' said Moses, 
'you are quarrelsome.' 

[28.19] And when Moses was about to seize he who was the enemy of both of 
them, he said, 'Moses, would you kill me as you killed a living soul yesterday? 
You desire only to be a tyrant in the land, and you do not want to be among the 
reformers!' 

[28.20] Then a man came running from the furthest part of the city, 'Moses,' he 
said, 'the Assembly are plotting to kill you. Leave, for I am one of your sincere 
advisers.' 

[28.21] So he left, fearful and vigilant, saying, 'My Lord, save me from the harm- 
doing nation.' 

Moses leaves Egypt for Midian [28.22] 

[28.22] And when he turned his face towards Midian, he said, 'It may be that my 
Lord will guide me on the right way.' 
Moses arrives in Midian and lives with Shu'aib [28.23-28] 
[28.23] When he came to the water wells of Midian he found there some people 
drawing water, and he found two women apart from them who were keeping 
back (their flocks). 'What is your business?' he asked. They replied, 'We cannot 
draw water until the shepherds have driven away (their flocks), and our father is 
an elderly man.' 

[28.24] So he drew water for them and then retired to the shade, saying, 'O my 
Lord, surely I have need of whatever good You send me.' 
[28.25] Then, one of the two came to him walking shyly, and said, 'My father 
invites you, so that he can recompense you with a wage for having drawn water 
for us.' So when he came to him and told him his story, (the father) said, 'Do not 
be afraid, you have been saved from the nation of harm doers.' 
[28.26] One of the two women said, 'Father, hire him. The best who you can hire, 
is the strong, the honest.' 

[28.27] He said, 'I will let you marry one of these two daughters of mine on 
condition that you hire yourself to me for eight years. If you complete ten that is 
of your own accord; I shall not press you. Surely, you will find me, if Allah wills, 
among the good.' 

[28.28] 'So be it between me and you,' said Moses. 'Whichever of the two terms I 
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Moses in the sacred valley [28.29-35] 

[28.29] And when Moses had fulfilled the term and departed with his household, 

he saw from far away on the side of the Tor a fire. He said to his household, 'Stay 

here, for I can see a fire. Perhaps I can bring you news, or a flame from the fire 

so that you can warm yourselves.' 

[28.30] When he came to it, he was called from the right bank in the blessed plot 

of the tree (he heard speech without letter or voice coming from all directions), 

'Moses, I am Allah, Lord of the Worlds. 

Moses takes Pharaoh the clear signs of Allah [28.31-42] 

[28.31] Cast down your staff.' And when he saw his staff writhing as though it 

were a serpent, he turned about in retreat, and did not turn back. 'O Moses, 

approach and have no fear. You are surely safe. 

[28.32] Put your hand in the neck (of your shirt), it will come out luminous, 

unharmed, and draw your arm to you so that you are not afraid. These are two 

signs from your Lord to Pharaoh and his Assembly. Surely, they were an impious 

nation.' 

[28.33] 'My Lord, ' (said Moses), 'I have killed a living soul among them, and fear 

that they will slay me. 

[28.34] Aaron my brother has a more eloquent tongue than I, (please) send him 

with me as a helper to confirm I speak truly, I fear that they will belie me.' 

[28.35] He said, 'We will strengthen your arm with your brother, and appoint for 

you both an authority so that they shall not reach you. With our signs you and 

those who follow you shall be the victors. 

[28.36] And when Moses came to them with Our clear signs, they said, 'This is 

nothing but forged sorcery. We have never heard of this among our fathers, the 

ancients.' 

[28.37] Moses replied, 'My Lord knows well who brings guidance from Him and 

who shall possess the Last Residence. The harm doers will not prosper.' 

Pharaoh arrogantly proclaims he is god [28.38-42] 

[28.38] 'Assembly,' said Pharaoh, 'I do not know that you have any god except 

me!' 'O Haman, kindle a fire upon clay and make me a tower so that I can climb 

to see the God of Moses, I think that he is one of the liars!' 

[28.39] He and his hosts became wrongfully proud in the land and they thought 

that they would never be returned to Us. 

[28.40] Therefore, We seized him and his hosts, and cast them into the sea. See 

how was the end of the harm doers. 

[28.41] We made them leaders inviting to the Fire, and on the Day of 

Resurrection they shall not be victors. 

[28.42] In this world We laid Our curse on them, and on the Day of Resurrection 

they shall be among the exiled. 

[28.43] And We gave Moses the Book, after We had destroyed the former 

generations, to be reflections for people and a guidance, and a mercy in order 

that they might remember. 

Most Jews rejected Prophet Muhammad in the same way they rejected their 

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[28.44] (Prophet Muhammad) you were not on the western side (of the mountain) 

when We decreed the commandment to Moses, nor were you among those 

witnessing. 

[28.45] We raised generations who lived long. You did not live among the people 

of Midian, nor did you recite to them Our verses; but We were sending 

Messengers. 

[28.46] You were not present on the side of the Tor when We called. Yet as a 

mercy from your Lord to warn a nation to whom no warner has been sent before, 

in order that they remember 

[28.47] and not say, when evil befalls them on account of that which their hands 

forwarded, 'Our Lord, why did You not send a Messenger to us so that we might 

follow Your verses and so that we might be among the believers.' 

[28.48] So when the truth (Prophet Muhammad) came to them from Us, they 

said, 'Why is he not given the like of that which was given to Moses?' But did 

they not also disbelieve in that which Moses was given before! They say (about 

Moses and Aaron), 'Two sorcerers supporting one another! ' And they said, 'We 

disbelieve both.' 

The disbelief of the Jews is challenged [28.49-51] 

[28.49] Say (Prophet Muhammad to the Jews), 'If what you say is true, bring 

down from Allah a Book that is a better guidance than both, I will follow it!' 

[28.50] If they do not answer you, know that they are only following their desires. 

And who is further astray than he who is led by his desires without guidance from 

Allah! Allah does not guide the harm doers. 

[28.51] We have brought them the Word in order that they remember. 

The sincere followers of Prophets Moses and Jesus [28.52-55] 

[28.52] Those to whom We gave the Book before, believe in it. 

[28.53] When it is recited to them, they say, 'We believe in it, because it is the 

truth from Our Lord. We surrendered ourselves before it came.' 

[28.54]'Their wage shall be given them twice, because they have endured 

patiently, averting evil with good and spending from what We have given them; 

[28.55] and because when they hear idle talk they turn away from it and say, 'We 

have our deeds, and you have your deeds. Peace be upon you. We do not desire 

the ignorant.' 

Those who on account of their position in society reject Islam when they 

know it to be the truth [28.56-57] 

[28.56] You cannot guide whom you please; it is Allah who guides whom He will. 

He knows well those who are guided. 

[28.57] They say, 'If we follow the guidance with you, we shall be driven from our 

land.' But have We not given them a secure sanctuary from which fruits of every 

kind are collected as a provision from Us? Indeed, most of them do not know. 

The Power of Allah against those who disbelieve [28.58-59] 

[28.58] How many a village have We destroyed that were ungrateful in their life! 

Those are their dwellings, (they are) uninhabited after them except for a little; We 

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[28.59] Nor did your Lord destroy the villages until He had sent a Messenger to 

its mother village reciting to them Our verses. We never destroyed villages 

unless their inhabitants were harm doers. 

This life and the Everlasting Life [28.60-61] 

[28.60] The things you have been given, and its adornments, are but the 

enjoyment of this present life. What is with Allah is better and everlasting. Do you 

not understand? 

[28.61] Is he to whom We promised a fine promise and receives it, like he who 

has been given the enjoyment of this present life, then on the Day of 

Resurrection shall be among those that are arraigned? 

The Day when those who were associated with Allah reject their followers 

[28.62-75] 

[28.62] On that Day He will call to them, saying, 'Where are those whom you 

alleged to be My associates?' 

[28.63] Those against whom the Word is realized shall say, 'Our Lord, those 

whom we led astray, we led them astray even as we ourselves were astray. We 

are quit of them to You; it was not us that they worshipped.' 

[28.64] It will be said to them, 'Call on your associates!' And they will call on 

them, but they will not respond to them, and they shall see the punishment if only 

they had been guided. 

[28.65] On that Day He will call to them and He will say, 'What response did you 

give Our Messengers?' 

[28.66] And on that Day the news will be blinded for them, and they will not ask 

each other. 

[28.67] But, as for he who repents and believes, and does good deeds, he will be 

among those who prosper. 

[28.68] Your Lord creates whosoever He will and He chooses, the choice was not 

theirs (the unbelievers). Exalted is Allah, above that they associate! 

[28.69] Your Lord knows what their chests hide and what they reveal. 

[28.70] And He is Allah; there is no god except He. The Praise is His in the 

former as in the latter. His is the Judgement, to Him you shall be returned. 

[28.71] Say, 'Think! What if Allah should enshroud you in unceasing night till the 

Day of Resurrection, what god, other than Allah, shall bring you light! Will you not 

hear?' 

[28.72] Say, 'What would you think if Allah should make the day unceasing over 

you till the Day of Resurrection, what god, other than Allah, shall bring you the 

night to sleep in. Will you not see?' 

[28.73] In His Mercy He has appointed for you the night and the day, so that you 

can rest in it, and seek His bounty, in order that you will be thankful.' 

[28.74] Upon that Day He will call to them saying, 'Now, where are those whom 

you alleged to be My associates?' 

[28.75] From every nation We will bring a witness, and We shall say to them, 

'Produce your proof!' Then they shall know the truth is with Allah, and their own 

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The disbelief of Korah [28.76-83] 

[28.76] Korah was one of Moses' nation. But he was insolent to them, for We had 

given him such treasures that their very keys were too heavy a burden for even 

the strong. His people said to him, 'Do not exult; Allah does not love the boastful. 

[28.77] But seek, in that which Allah has given you to attain the Everlasting 

residence. Do not forget your share in this world. Do good, as Allah has been 

good to you, and do not corrupt in the land, Allah does not love those who 

corrupt. 

[28.78] But he replied, 'What was given me is only because of the knowledge I 

possess.' Did he not know that from the generations before him Allah had 

destroyed a mightier and more numerous in multitude? The sinners shall not be 

questioned about their sins. 

[28.79] So he went out in all his finery among his nation, those who desired this 

life said, 'Would that we had the like of that Korah has been given! He has indeed 

a mighty fortune.' 

[28.80] But those to whom knowledge had been given said, 'Alas for you! Better 

is the reward of Allah for him who believes and does good works; but none shall 

receive it except the patient.' 

[28.81] We caused the earth to swallow him, together with his dwelling, and there 

was no host to help him, other than Allah; and he was not amongst the victorious. 

[28.82] And in the morning those who had wished to be in his place the previous 

evening said, 'Indeed, Allah outspreads to whom He will among His worshipers, 

and He restrains. Had He not shown us favor, He could have caused the earth to 

swallow us. Indeed, the unbelievers shall never prosper.' 

[28.83] That is the Last Abode, We shall assign it to those who desire neither 

exorbitance in the earth, nor corruption. The outcome is for the cautious. 

Those who are guided and those who are in error [28.84-88] 

[28.84] Whosoever does a good deed shall have better than it. But whosoever 

does evil deeds, they shall be recompensed for what they were doing. 

[28.85] He who has obligated the Koran will bring you to an appointment. Say, 

'My Lord knows well who comes with guidance, and who is in clear error.' 

[28.86] You did not hope that the Book would be given to you except as mercy 

from your Lord. So do not be a supporter of the unbelievers. 

[28.87] Let no one bar you from the verses of Allah after they have been sent 

down to you, but call to your Lord, and do not be amongst the idolaters. 

[28.88] And do not call upon another god with Allah, there is no god except He. 

All things perish, except His Face, Judgement is His, and to Him all of you shall 

return. 



29 The Spider - AI-'Ankabut 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 
[29.1] AlifLaamMeem. 



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Believers will be tried [29.2-7] 

[29.2] Do people think that they are left alone by saying, 'We are believers,' and 

will not be tried? 

[29.3] We tried those who have gone before them. Allah knows those who are 

truthful and those who lie. 

[29.4] Or do the evildoers think that they will outstrip Us? How evil is their 

judgment! 

[29.5] He who hopes to meet Allah (must know) that the term of Allah is coming. 

He is the Hearer, the Knower. 

[29.6] He who strives, strives for himself. Allah is the Rich, independent of the 

worlds. 

[29.7] As for those who believe and do good works, We shall acquit them of their 

sins, and recompense them with the best for what they were doing. 

Believers must be kind to their parents, but they must not obey their 

parents if they tell them to believe Allah has an associate [29.8-9] 

[29.8] We have charged the human to be kind to his parents. But if they bid you 

to associate with Me that which you have no knowledge, do not obey them. To 

Me you will return, and I shall inform you of all that you have done. 

[29.9] Those who believe and do good works shall be admitted among the 

righteous. 

No hidden thought remains unknown by Allah [29.10-11] 

[29.1 0] There are some people who say, 'We believe in Allah,' yet when such is 

hurt in the cause of Allah, he makes the persecution of people as though it were 

the punishment of Allah. But then if help comes from his Lord, he will say, 'We 

were with you.' Does Allah not know what is in the (people's) chests of the 

worlds? 

[29.1 1] Most certainly Allah knows the believers and the hypocrites. 

No one can bear the burden of another's sin [29.12-13] 

[29.12] The unbelievers say to those who believe, 'Follow our path, and we will 

carry your sins.' Yet they cannot carry even a thing of their sins. They are surely 

lying. 

[29.13] They shall certainly carry their loads, and other loads besides their loads, 

and on the Day of Resurrection, they shall be questioned about what they forged. 

Noah and the flood [29.14-15] 

[29.14] Indeed, We sent Noah to his nation, and he lived amongst them for a 

thousand years, less fifty (but they belied him), then the Flood seized them while 

they were harm doers. 

[29.15] But We saved him and all who were in the Ark, and made (the event) a 

sign to the worlds. 

Abraham tells his people to worship and fear Allah [29.16-25] 

[29.16] And (remember) Abraham. When he said to his people 'Worship Allah 

and fear Him. That would be best for you, if you but knew. 

[29.1 7] You only worship, other than Allah, idols and invent falsehoods. Those 

whom you worship, other than Allah, have no power to give you provision. 

Therefore seek the provision of Allah, and worship Him. Give thanks to Him, to 

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[29.1 8] If you belie me, other nations before you also belied. It is only for a 

Messenger to deliver the clear deliverance. 

Observe the continuous stages of creation of Allah around you [29.19-23] 

[29.19] Do they not see how Allah originates the Creation, and then brings it 

back? That is an easy matter for Allah. 

[29.20] Say, 'Travel in the land and see how He started the Creation. Then Allah 

will originate the Everlasting Life. Allah has power over all things. 

[29.21] He punishes whom He will and has mercy to whom He will. To Him you 

shall be turned. 

[29.22] You are not able to frustrate Him either in the earth or heaven, nor have 

you, other than Allah, a guardian or helper. 

[29.23] Those who disbelieve the verses of Allah and the meeting with Him shall 

despair of My Mercy, for them there awaits a painful punishment.' 

[29.24] The only answer his nation gave was that they said, 'Kill him, or burn him! 

'But Allah saved him from the fire. Surely, in this there are signs for a nation who 

believe. 

[29.25] He said, 'Other than Allah, you have taken to yourselves idols as an 

affection between yourselves in the present life. Then, on the Day of 

Resurrection, you shall deny one another and curse one another, and your 

refuge will be the Fire, and none shall help you.' 

Lot believed Abraham [29.26] 

[29.26] Lot believed him, and said, 'I will migrate to my Lord; He is the Almighty, 

the Wise.' 

Amongst the descendants of Abraham were prophets who were given the 

Book [29.27] 

[29.27] And, We gave him (Abraham), Isaac and Jacob and appointed on his 

descendants the Prophethood and the Book. We gave him his wage in this world, 

and in the Everlasting Life he shall be among the righteous. 

Lot rebukes and warns his nation for their acts of sodomy [29.28-35] 

[29.28] And Lot who said to his nation, 'You commit indecency which no other 

being in all the world has committed before you. 

[29.29] What, do you approach men and cause a detour on the road, and commit 

dishonor (sodomy) in your assembly?' But the only reply of his nation was, 'Then 

bring down the punishment of Allah, if what you say is true.' 

[29.30] 'My Lord, ' he said, 'help me against this corrupt nation.' 

[29.31] And when Our Messengers brought Abraham the glad tidings they said, 

'We are destroying the people of this village, because its people are harm doers.' 

[29.32] He said, 'Lot is in it.' They replied, 'We know who are in it, we shall save 

him and his family, except his wife, she has become of those that shall remain 

behind.' 

[29.33] And when Our Messengers came to Lot, he was troubled and distressed 

on their account. But they said, 'Have no fear, and do not be sad. Surely, we will 

save you and your family except your wife, she has become of those that shall 

remain behind.' 

[29.34] We shall send down anger out of heaven upon the people of this city 

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[29.35] Indeed, We left a clear sign for a nation that understands. 

The people of Midian are seized by an earthquake on account of their 

disbelief and corruption [29.36-37] 

[29.36] And to Midian their brother Shu'aib. He said, 'Worship Allah, my nation. 

Look to the Last Day. Do not make mischief in the land, doing corrupt works. 

[29.37] But they belied him, so the earthquake seized them, and when morning 

came, they were found fallen crouched in their dwellings, dead. 

satan made the works of Aad and Thamood seem fair to them [29.38] 

[29.38] Aad and Thamood, it has become clear to you from their dwellings; satan 

made their works seem fair to them and barred them from the Path, although 

they saw clearly. 

The punishment of Korah, Pharaoh and Haman [29.39-40] 

[29.39] And Korah, Pharaoh, and Haman, Moses came to them with clear signs, 

but they became very insolent in the earth, yet they did not outstrip Us. 

[29.40] Each of them We seized for his sin. On some We loosed a squall of 

pebbles, and others were seized by the Cry. Some We caused to be swallowed 

up by the earth, and some We drowned. Allah would never wrong them but they 

wronged themselves. 

The likeness of those who associate others with Allah [29.41-42] 

[29.41] The likeness of those who have taken guardians, other than Allah, is as 

the likeness of the spider that takes to itself a house; surely the spider's house is 

the weakest house if they but knew. 

[29.42] Allah knows whatever they call upon other than Him; He is the Almighty, 

the Wise. 

[29. 43] And We strike these parables for the people, but none understands 

except the knowledgeable. 

[29.44] Allah has created the heavens and the earth with the truth. Surely, in that 

there is a sign for believers. 

The importance of prayer and the greatness of the remembrance of Allah 

[29.45] 

[29.45] Recite what has been sent down to you of the Book, and establish the 

prayer. Prayer forbids indecency and dishonor. The remembrance of Allah is 

greater, and Allah knows what you do. 

Islam is to be preached in the best manner and not by terrorism [29.46-47] 

[29.46] And do not dispute with the People of the Book (Nazarenes) except in the 

best manner, except for those among them who do wrong and say (to them), 'We 

believe in that which was sent down to us and that which was sent down to you. 

Our God and your God is One, and to Him we have surrendered.' 

[29.47] As such, We have sent down to you the Book. Those to whom We gave 

the Book believe in it, and so do some of these. None reject Our verses except 

the unbelievers. 

Allah alone is the author of the Koran not Prophet Muhammad [29.48-55] 

[29.48] Never before did you recited any Book, or inscribe it with your right hand. 

If you had done so, those who follow falsehood would have doubted. 

[29.49] No, rather they are clear verses in the chests of those who have been 

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[29.50] They ask, 'Why has not a sign been sent down upon him from his Lord?' 

Say, The signs are only with Allah. I am only a clear warner.' 

[29.51] Is it not enough for them that We have sent down to you the Book that is 

recited to them? Surely, in this there is a mercy and a reminder to a nation who 

believe. 

[29.52] Say, 'Allah suffices as a witness between me and you. He knows 

whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth. Those who believe in falsehood and 

disbelieve in Allah those are they who are the losers.' 

[29.53] They demand that you hasten the punishment! But had it not been for the 

stated term, the punishment would come to them; it will come upon them 

suddenly when they are unaware. 

[29.54] They demand that you hasten on the punishment! Gehenna (Hell) will 

encompass the unbelievers. 

[29.55] On the Day the punishment shall cover them from above them and from 

beneath their feet, He shall say, 'Taste now what you were doing!' 

The command to worship Allah [29.56] 

[29.56] O My worshipers who believe, My earth is vast, therefore worship Me! 

Everyone will die and be returned to Allah [29.57] 

[29.57] Every soul shall taste death, and to Us you shall be returned. 

The reward of believers who are patient and do good deeds [29.58-59] 

[29.58] Those who believe and do good deeds We shall lodge them in the rooms 

of Paradise underneath which rivers flow, therein living for ever, an excellent 

wage for those who labor, 

[29.59] those who are patient, and put their trust in their Lord. 

Allah is our Provider [29.60] 

[29.60] How many a beast does not bear its own provision. Allah provides for it, 

as (He provides) for you. He is the Hearer, the Knower. 

Those who reject Allah when they know the truth [29.61-63] 

[29.61] If you ask them, 'Who has created the heavens and the earth and 

subjected the sun and the moon?' They will say, 'Allah.' How perverted they are! 

[29.62] Allah outspreads and restricts His provision to whomsoever He will of His 

worshipers. Allah has knowledge of all things. 

[29.63] If you were to ask them, 'Who sends down water out of the sky and 

thereby revives the earth after it was dead,' they will reply, 'Allah.' Say, 'Praise 

belongs to Allah!' No, but most of them do not understand. 

The reality of this world [29.64] 

[29.64] The life of this world is nothing but a diversion and play. Indeed, the 

Everlasting Residence is the Eternal Life, if they but knew. 

Gratefulness and ingratitude to Allah for His favors [29.65-69] 

[29.65] When they embark upon ships, they call to Allah making their religion 

sincerely His; but when He brings them safe to the land, they associate others 

with Him 

[29.66] showing ingratitude for what We have given them and take their 

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[29.67] Do they not see how We appointed a safe Sanctuary while all around 

them people are snatched away? Would they believe in falsehood and do they 

disbelieve in the favor of Allah! 

[29.68] And who does greater evil that he who forges a lie against Allah or belied 

the truth when it comes to him! Is there not a lodging in Gehenna for the 

unbelievers? 

[29.69] Those who struggle in Our cause, We will surely guide them to Our ways; 

and Allah is with those who do good. 

30 The Romans - Ar-Rum 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

[30.1] AlifLaamMeem. 

The miraculous news that the Persians will face defeat after victory [30.2-7] 

[30.2] The Romans have been defeated (by the Persians) 

[30.3] in a land close by. But, in a few years after their defeat they shall become 

the victors. 

[30.4] To Allah belongs the Command before and after, and on that Day the 

believers will rejoice 

[30.5] in the victory of Allah. Allah gives victory to whosoever He will, and He is 

the Mighty, the Merciful. 

[30.6] The promise of Allah! Allah does not fail His promise, yet most people do 

not know. 

[30.7] They know an outward part of this life, but of the Everlasting Life they are 

inattentive. 

Allah does not wrong people, rather they wrong themselves [30.8-10] 

[30.8] Have they never thought to themselves that Allah did not create the 

heavens and the earth and all that is between except with truth, and for a stated 

term? Yet most people disbelieve that they will ever meet their Lord. 

[30.9] What, have they never journeyed in the land and seen what was the end of 

those before them? They were stronger in might than themselves, and they 

plowed the land and cultivated it more than they themselves have cultivated it. 

And to them, their Messengers came with clear signs, and Allah did not wrong 

them, but they wronged themselves. 

[30.10] Evil was the end of the harm doers, because they belied the verses of 

Allah and mocked at them. 

The restoration of creation [30.11] 

[30.1 1] Allah originates creation, then brings it back again, then to Him you shall 

be returned. 

The Day of Judgement [30.12-18] 

[30.12] On the Day when the Hour comes, the wrongdoers will be speechless. 

[30.13] They shall have none to intercede for them amongst their associates, and 

they shall disbelieve in their associates. 

[30.14] On the Day when the Hour has come, they will be divided, 

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[30.16] but those who disbelieved and belied Our verses and the meeting of the 

Everlasting Life, shall be arraigned for punishment. 

Exalt Allah as often as you can [30.17-18] 

[30.17] Therefore, exalt Allah when you enter the evening and in the morning. 

[30.18] His is the praise in the heavens and the earth, at the setting sun and at 

noon. 

The signs of Allah within ourselves [30.19-23] 

[30.19] He brings out the living from the dead, and the dead from the living. He 

revives the earth after its death. Likewise you shall be brought forth. 

[30.20] And of His signs is that He created you from dust and you became 

humans scattered throughout the earth. 

Relationship between husband and wives [30.21] 

[30.21] And of His signs is that He created for you wives from among yourselves, 

that you might reside with them, and has put kindness and mercy between you. 

Surely, there are signs in this for those who think. 

[30.22] And His signs are the creation of heavens and earth and the diversity of 

your tongues and colors. Surely, there are signs in this for all the worlds. 

[30.23] And of His signs is that you sleep at night and day, and seek His bounty. 

Surely, there are signs in this for those who hear. 

The signs of Allah in nature [30.24-26] 

[30.24] And of His signs is that He shows you the lightning for fear and hope. He 

sends down water from the sky and with it He revives the earth after its death. 

Surely, in this there are signs for a nation that understand. 

[30.25] And of His signs is that the heaven and earth stand firm at His command. 

And when He calls you once out of the earth, you shall come forth. 

[30.26] To Him belongs whosoever is in the heavens and the earth. All are 

obedient to His Will. 

The Highest Example of Allah and our own example [30.27-29] 

[30.27] It is He who originates the creation, and then brings it back again, that is 

easier for Him. For Him is the Highest Example in the heavens and earth He is 

the Almighty, the Wise. 

[30.28] He sets for you an example, drawn from yourselves. Do you have from 

among those whom your right hand possesses associates in what We have 

given you, who share it equally with you? Do you fear them as you fear one 

another? So We made plain Our signs to a nation of understanding. 

[30.29] No, the wrongdoers follow their own desires without knowledge. And who 

can guide those whom Allah has led astray? There shall be none to help them. 

Islam is the valuable religion [30.30-31] 

[30.30] Therefore set your face to the religion purely, the upright creation upon 

which He originated people. There is no changing of the creation of Allah. This is 

the valuable religion, although most people do not know- 

[30.31] turning to Him. And fear Him, establish the prayer and do not be of the 

idolaters, 

[30.32] those who have divided their religion, and become sects, each rejoicing in 

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Ingratitude for the Mercy of Allah [30.33-37] 

[30.33] When affliction befalls mankind they turn to Him calling their Lord in 

prayer, but when He lets them taste His Mercy, some of them assign associates 

to their Lord, 

[30.34] disbelieving in what We have given them. Enjoy, but you shall soon know. 

[30.35] Or have We sent down to them an authority that speaks of that they 

associate with Him? 

[30.36] When We give people a taste of mercy, they rejoice in it, but when evil 

befalls them through the forwarding of their own hands, they become 

despondent. 

[30.37] Do they not see that Allah outspreads and restricts His provision to whom 

He will? Surely, there are signs in this for those who believe. 

The blessings of charity [30.38] 

[30.38] And give to the kinsman his due, and to the needy, and to the destitute 

traveler. That is best for those who desire the Face of Allah; such will surely 

prosper. 

Usury and charity [30.39] 

[30.39] That which you give in usury so that it increases in other people's wealth, 

will not increase with Allah; but the charity you give desiring the Face of Allah, to 

those, they shall be recompensed many times over. 

No one except Allah can cause you to die and then revive you [30.40] 

[30.40] It is Allah who has created you and given you your provision. He will 

cause you to die, and will then revive you. Can any of your associates do any of 

that? Exalted is He above what they associate. 

Corruption [30.41] 

[30.41] Corruption has appeared on land and sea with what the hands of the 

people earned. Therefore, they taste some of what they did in order that they 

return. 

It isn't "mother nature", they are the signs and warnings of Allah for 

present and future generations [30.42-45] 

[30.42] Say, 'Journey in the land and see what was the end of those who were 

before you. Most of them were idolaters.' 

[30.43] Therefore in purity set your face to the religion, before there comes from 

Allah a Day that cannot be turned back. On that Day mankind will be separated. 

[30.44] Those who disbelieve will be charged for their disbelief, while the 

righteous are making provision for themselves 

[30.45] so that He will recompense those who believe and do righteous deeds 

from His bounty. He does not love the unbelievers. 

The signs of Allah in the winds and clouds, and the earth [30.46-51] 

[30.46] And of His signs is that He looses the winds as bearers of glad tidings, so 

that He lets you taste His Mercy and that the ships may sail at His command in 

order that you can seek His bounty and be thankful. 

[30.47] Before you We sent other Messengers to their people; and they came 

with clear signs. We took revenge upon the sinners, and it was an incumbent 

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[30.48] It is Allah who looses the winds that stir the clouds. He spreads them as 

He will in heaven and disperses them, so that you can see the rain falling from 

their midst. When He smites with it whom He will of His worshipers they rejoice, 

[30.49] though before its coming they had despaired. 

[30.50] Look then at the marks of Mercy of Allah; how He revives the earth after 

its death. He is the Reviver of the dead. He has power over all things. 

[30.51 ] Yet if We sent a wind so they see it yellow, indeed after that they would 

still be unbelievers. 

Guidance and error [30.52-54] 

[30.52] You cannot make the dead hear you, nor can you make the deaf hear the 

call when they retreat, turning about. 

[30.53] You cannot guide the blind out of their error. Nor shall you make any to 

hear except those who believe in Our verses, and are submissive. 

[30.54] Allah creates you weak; after weakness He gives you strength and after 

strength weakness and gray hairs. He creates whatever He will. He is the 

Knower, the Capable. 

The Day of Resurrection [30.55-57] 

[30.55] Upon the Day when the Hour has come, the harm doers will swear that 

they had stayed no more than an hour. As such they are deceived. 

[30.56] But those to whom knowledge and belief have been given will say, 'You 

have stayed in the Book of Allah (the Protected Tablets) till the Day of 

Resurrection. This is the Day of Resurrection, yet you did not know.' 

[30.57] On that Day, excuses shall not benefit the harm doers, nor shall they be 

asked to make amends. 

The promise of Allah is true [30.58-60] 

[30.58] In this Koran We have set forth for mankind all manner of examples. Yet 

if you bring to them a sign the unbelievers will surely say, 'You are but falsifiers.' 

[30.59] As such Allah seals the hearts of those who do not know. 

[30.60] Therefore, have patience. The promise of Allah is true. Do not let those 

who are uncertain make you unsteady. 

31 Lokman - Lokman 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

[31.1] AlifLaamMeem. 

The Mercy of Allah [31.2-5] 

[31 .2] Those are the verses of the Wise Book, 

[31 .3] a guidance and a mercy to those who do good, 

[31 .4] who establish the prayer, pay the obligatory charity, and firmly believe in 

the Everlasting Life. 

[31 .5] Those are guided by their Lord and will surely prosper. 

Sweet talk in order to lead people away from Allah [31.6-7] 

[31 .6] There are some people who would purchase distracting talk, to lead astray 

from the Path of Allah without knowledge, and take it in mockery; for those is a 

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[31 .7] When Our verses are recited to him, he turns his back in pride, as though 

he never heard them, and in his ears was heaviness. Give glad tidings to him of 

a painful punishment! 

The people of Paradise [31.8-9] 

[31 .8] But for those who believe and do good works are Gardens of Bliss, 

[31 .9] where they shall live for ever. The promise of Allah is the truth; He is the 

Almighty, the Wise. 

The Creator and His creation [31.10-11] 

[31.10] He created the heavens without pillars that you see and cast on the earth 

firm mountains lest it should shake with you. Upon it He dispersed all manner of 

crawling thing, and He sent down water from the sky with which He caused to 

grow in it every generous kind. 

[31.11] Such is the creation of Allah; now show me what, other than Him, 

created! No, the harm doers are in clear error. 

The story of Lokman and the advice he gave his son [31.12-13] 

[31.12] We gave wisdom to Lokman (saying), 'Give thanks to Allah. He who gives 

thanks, thanks only for himself, but whosoever is ungrateful, surely, Allah is the 

Rich, the Praised.' 

[31.13] And when Lokman said to his son, in warning, 'My son, associate none 

with Allah, to associate others with Allah is a tremendous wrong.' 

Be kind and grateful to your mother but do not follow your parents in 

disbelief [31.14-15] 

[31.14] And We charged the human concerning his parents, for his mother bore 

him in weakness upon weakness, and his weaning was in two years. Be thankful 

to Me and to your parents, to Me is the arrival. 

[31.15] But if they strive with you to make you associate with Me that of which 

you have no knowledge, do not obey them. And accompany them in this life with 

kindness; and follow the Path of he who turned to Me. To Me you shall return and 

I will inform you of all that you have done. 

The wisdom and ethics of Lokman [31.16-20] 

[31.16] (Lokman said,) 'My son, if it should be but the weight of one grain of 

mustard-seed, and though it be on a rock, or in the heavens, or in the earth, Allah 

shall bring it. Surely, Allah is the Subtle, Aware. 

[31.17] My son, establish the prayer, order with honor but forbid dishonor, and 

bear patiently with whatever may fall upon you, indeed that is true constancy. 

[31.18] Do not turn your cheek in scorn away from people, nor walk proudly on 

the earth; Allah does not love the proud and the boastful. 

[31.19] Walk modestly, and lower your voice; the most hideous of voices is the 

braying of the donkey. 

[31 .20] Do you not see how Allah has subjected to you all that is in the heavens 

and the earth, and lavished on you His visible and unseen favors? Yet some 

people would argue about Allah without knowledge, or guidance, or an 

Illuminating Book.' 

The error of following baseless traditions rather than the message and 

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[31 .21 ] When it is said to them, 'Follow what Allah has sent down,' they reply, 

'No, rather we will follow that which we found our fathers upon.' What! Even 

though satan is inviting them to the punishment of the Fire! 

Grasping the firmest handle [31.22] 

[31 .22] He who surrenders himself to Allah and is a good doer, has grasped the 

firmest handle. To Allah the issue of affairs return. 

If those you invite to Allah turn away do not let it grieve you [31.23-26] 

[31 .23] As for those who disbelieve, do not let their disbelief grieve you, to Us 

they shall return and We will tell to them what they did. Allah has knowledge of 

what is innermost in their chests. 

[31 .24] We give to them a little enjoyment for awhile, and then will compel them 

to a tremendous punishment. 

[31 .25] If you ask them, 'Who has created the heavens and the earth?' They will 

reply, 'Allah.' Say, 'Praise belongs to Allah!' But most of them do not have 

knowledge. 

[31 .26] To Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. He is the Rich, 

the Praised. 

The Words of Allah will never end [31.27] 

[31 .27] If all the trees in the earth were pens, and the sea, with seven more seas 

to replenish it (with ink), the Words of Allah would never end. Allah is the 

Almighty, the Wise. 

The denial of the fact that it is just as easy for Allah to create us as it is for 

Him to resurrect us with His command "Be" and it becomes [31.28] 

[31 .28] Your creation and your resurrection are but as a single soul. Allah is the 

Hearer, the Seer. 

Allah is the Truth and all others are false [31.29-30] 

[31 .29] Do you not see how Allah causes the night to enter into the day, and the 

day enter into the night and has subjected the sun and the moon, each running to 

a named term? Allah is Aware of what you do. 

[31 .30] For Allah is the Truth, while that which they call upon, other than Him, is 

false. For that Allah is the Most High, the Great. 

Gratitude and ingratitude towards Allah [31.31-32] 

[31 .31] Do you not see how the ships run upon the sea, by the Favor of Allah so 

that He may show you His signs? Surely, there are signs in this for every 

steadfast, thankful person. 

[31 .32] When the waves, like shadows, envelop them, they call to Allah making 

their religion sincerely His, but no sooner does He bring them safely to land then 

some of them are halfhearted. None denies Our verses, except the ungrateful 

traitor. 

On the Day of Judgement we stand alone before Allah [31.33] 

[31 .33] People, fear your Lord, and fear the Day when no father shall ransom a 

thing for his child nor a child for his father. The promise of Allah is surely true. So 

do not let the life of this present world delude you, nor let the deluder (satan) 

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Allah alone knows when the Hour will come [31.34] 

[31 .34] Allah, He alone has knowledge of the Hour. He sends down the rain and 
He knows what is in the wombs. No soul knows what he will earn tomorrow; and 
no soul knows in what land it will die. Surely, Allah is the Knower, the Aware. 

32 The Prostration - As-Sajda 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

[32.1] AlifLaamMeem. 

No one except Allah sent down the Koran [32.2-3] 

[32.2] The sending down of the Book in which there is no doubt that is from the 

Lord of the Worlds. 

[32.3] Or do they say, 'He has forged it himself?' Say, 'No, it is the truth from your 

Lord so that you can warn a nation to whom none has warned before you, in 

order that they are guided.' 

The creation of the universe and the human together with the direction of 

affairs [32.4-9] 

[32.4] It was Allah, who, in six days created the heavens and the earth and all 

that is between them, and then willed to the Throne. You have no guardian nor 

intercessor other than Him. Will you not remember? 

[32.5] He directs the affair from heaven to earth. Then it will ascend to Him in one 

day, a day whose value is a thousand years by your reckoning. 

[32.6] He is the Knower of the Unseen and the Visible, the Almighty, the Most 

Merciful, 

[32.7] who perfected everything He created. He originated the creation of the 

human from clay, 

[32.8] then He made his offspring from a clot of weak water (semen). 

[32.9] Then He created him and (caused the angel to) breathe into him his 

(created) spirit. He gave you eyes and ears, and hearts, yet little do you thank. 

On the Day of Judgement, when it is too late, the unbelievers who 

disbelieved in their resurrection will change their minds and ask to be 

returned to do righteous deeds. On that Day all will be the worshipers of 

Allah but for many it will be too late [32.10-15] 

[32.10] They say, 'What, when we have been destroyed in the earth, shall we 

indeed be in a new creation?' Indeed, they disbelieve that they will meet their 

Lord. 

[32.1 1] Say, 'The Angel of Death, who has been given charge of you will gather 

you then to your Lord you shall be returned.' 

[32.12] Would that you could see the wrongdoers when they lower their heads 

before their Lord! They will say, 'Our Lord, we have now seen and heard. Send 

us back and we will do righteous deeds, we are certain.' 

[32.13] Had We Willed, We would have guided every soul. But My Word shall be 

realized, 'I will fill Gehenna (Hell) with jinn and people all together.' 

[32.14] (We shall say to them), 'Now taste, for you forgot the encounter of this 

Day, We have forgotten you. Taste Our eternal punishment, for that which you 

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Can a believer be compared to he who is wicked? [32.15-20] 

[32.1 5] Only those who believe in Our verses, when reminded of them, prostrate 

themselves and exalt with the praise of their Lord in humility; 

[32.16] whose sides forsake their couches as they supplicate to their Lord in fear 

and hope; who give in charity of that which We have given them. 

[32.17] No soul knows what pleases the eye is in store for them as a recompense 

for what they used to do. 

[32.18] Can he, then, who is a believer, be compared to he who is wicked? They 

are not equal. 

The people of Paradise and the people of the Fire [32.19-22] 

[32.19] As for those who believe and do good works, there are for them the 

Gardens of Refuge, in hospitality for that which they have done. 

[32.20] But those who do evil their refuge is the Fire. As often as they desire to 

come out of it they shall be driven back, and it will be said to them, 'Taste the 

punishment of the Fire, which you have belied.' 

[32.21 ] But We will let them taste the nearest punishment (in this life) before the 

greater punishment, so that they may return (to faith). 

[32.22] And who is more wicked than he who, when reminded of the verses of his 

Lord turns away from them? We take revenge on the sinners. 

The Children of Israel who were guided and those who were not [32.23-30] 

[32.23] We have given the Book to Moses, so (Prophet Muhammad) do not be in 

doubt concerning the meeting with him (Prophet Moses) and made it a guidance 

to the Children of Israel. 

[32.24] When they were patient, We made from them leaders, guiding with Our 

Command and they were certain of Our verses. 

[32.25] On the Day of Resurrection your Lord will distinguish between them that 

on which they varied. 

[32.26] Is it not a guidance to them, how many generations We destroyed before 

them in whose dwelling places they walk? Surely, in this there are signs. Will 

they not then hear! 

[32.27] Do they not see how We drive the water to the parched lands and bring 

forth therefrom crops from which their cattle and themselves eat? Will they not 

see! 

[32.28] They also ask, 'When will this Opening come, if what you say is true? ' 

[32.29] Say, 'On the Day of Opening the faith of the unbelievers will not benefit 

them, nor shall they be respited.' 

[32.30] Therefore turn away from them, and wait, they are waiting. 

33 The Confederates - Al-Ahzab 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

Follow only that which is from Allah and put your trust in Him [33.1-3] 

[33.1] O Prophet, fear Allah, and do not obey the unbelievers and the hypocrites. 
Allah is the Knower, the Wise. 

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[33.3] put your trust in Allah; Allah suffices as a Guardian. 
Divorce and adoption [33.4-5] 

[33.4] Allah has never made any man with two hearts inside him. Nor has He 

made your wives, when you divorce, saying, 'Be as my mother's back,' your 

mothers. Neither has He made your fostered sons as your own sons. These are 

your own sayings, words which you utter with your mouths; but Allah speaks the 

truth and guides to the Path. 

[33.5] Name them after their fathers, that is more just with Allah. If you do not 

know their fathers, regard them as your brothers in the religion, or those under 

your sponsorship. There is no fault in you if you make mistakes, but only in what 

your hearts intended. Allah is Forgiving and the Most Merciful, 

The right of Prophet Muhammad [33.6] 

[33.6] The Prophet has a greater right on the believers than their own selves, his 

wives are their mothers. Kinsmen are closer to one another in the Book of Allah 

than to other believers and the emigrants; although you should act honorably 

towards those you sponsor, that is written in the Book 

Allah took a covenant with all His prophets [33.7-8] 

[33.7] We took from the Prophets their covenant and from you (Prophet 

Muhammad), from Noah and Abraham, from Moses and Jesus the son of Mary. 

We took a solemn covenant from them, 

[33.8] so that Allah might question the truthful about their truthfulness. But for the 

unbelievers He has prepared a painful punishment. 

[33.9] Believers, remember the Favor of Allah to you when there came against 

you hosts (armies). We unleashed against them a wind and hosts (angels) you 

could not see. Allah sees the things you do. 

[33.10] They came on you from above and from below, and when your eyes 

swerved and your hearts leapt to your throats, and you thought thoughts about 

Allah; 

[33.1 1] there the believers were tried, they were shaken, a severe quake. 

[33.12] The hypocrites and those in whose hearts there is a disease said, 'Allah 

and His Messenger promised nothing but delusion.' 

[33.13] And when a party of them said, 'People of Yathrib (Madinah), there is no 

place for you here, therefore return.' And a party of them asked leave of the 

Prophet, saying, 'Our houses are exposed' whereas they were not, they only 

wished to flee. 

[33.14] And if an entrance had been forced against them from its quarters, and 

then they had been asked to incite, they would have done so, and remained in it 

(the city) but a little (time). 

[33.15] Yet before that, they made a covenant with Allah never to turn their 

backs. And covenants with Allah shall be questioned. 

[33.1 6] Say, 'Flight will not avail you, if you flee from death or slaughter, you 

would enjoy (this world) only for a little (time).' 

[33.17] Say, 'Who can defend you from Allah if He desires harm for you, or if He 

desires mercy for you?' They shall find for themselves none, other than Allah, to 

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[33.18] Allah knows those of you who hinder, and those who say to their 

brothers, 'Come to us,' and they do not come to the battle but a little, 

[33.19] being mean towards you. When fear comes to them, you see them 

looking at you, their eyes rolling as though they were on the point of death. But 

once the fear departs they assail you with their sharp tongues, being greedy to 

possess good things. Those have never believed; Allah has annulled their deeds. 

That is easy for Allah. 

[33.20] They think the confederates have not departed. Indeed, if the 

confederates should come again they would sooner be in the desert among the 

Bedouins asking news of you. If they were among you, they would fight but a 

little. 

[33.21] In the Messenger of Allah you have a fine example for he who hopes for 

Allah and the Last Day and remembers Allah abundantly. 

[33.22] When the believers saw the confederates they said, 'This is what Allah 

and His Messenger have promised us. Surely, Allah and His Messenger have 

spoken in truth.' And this did not increase them except in belief and submission. 

[33.23] Among the believers there are men who have been true to their covenant 

with Allah. Some have fulfilled their vow dying, and others await, unyielding to 

change, 

[33.24] so that Allah will recompense the truthful for their truthfulness and punish 

the hypocrites if He will, or turn again to them. Surely, Allah is the Forgiver and 

the Most Merciful. 

[33.25] Allah sent back the unbelievers in their rage, and they gained no good. 

Allah spared the believers from fighting, surely Allah is the Strong, the Mighty. 

[33.26] He brought down from their fortresses those who had supported them 

from among the People of the (Jewish) Book and cast terror into their hearts, so 

that some you killed and others you took captive. 

[33.27] He made you inheritors of their land, their houses, and their possessions, 

and another land on which you had never set foot before. Truly, Allah is Powerful 

over everything. 

The wives of the Prophet are not like other women [33.28-34] 

[33.28] O Prophet, say to your wives, 'If you seek this life and its finery, come, I 

will release you with a fine release. 

[33.29] But if you seek Allah and His Messenger and the Everlasting Residence, 

know that Allah has prepared for those of you who do good works a mighty 

wage.' 

[33.30] O wives of the Prophet! Whosoever among you commit a flagrant 

indecency, for her the punishment shall be doubled, that is easy for Allah. 

[33.31] But she who obeys Allah and His Messenger and does good works shall 

be doubly recompensed; for her We have made a generous provision. 

[33.32] O wives of the Prophet, you are not like other women. If you fear (Allah), 

do not be to complaisant in your speech, lest he in whose heart there is a 

sickness may desire (of his mother); but speak honorable words. 

[33.33] Stay in your homes and do not display your finery as pagan women used 

to do in the olden Days of Ignorance. Establish your prayers, pay the obligatory 

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wishes to distance fault from you, and to cleanse you, and to purify you 

abundantly. 

[33.34] And remember that which is recited in your houses of the verses of Allah 

and the Wisdom. Allah is the Subtle, the Knower. 

How to earn the forgiveness of Allah and earn a mighty wage [33.35-36] 

[33.35] For men and women who have surrendered believing men and women; 

obedient men and women; truthful men and women, patient men and women, 

humble men and women, men and women who give charity, men and women 

who fast, men and women who guard their privates, men and women who 

remember Allah in abundance, for them Allah has prepared forgiveness and a 

mighty wage. 

[33.36] It is not for any believer man or woman to have the choice in the affair 

when a matter is decreed by Allah and His Prophet. Whosoever disobeys Allah 

and His Messenger strays into clear error. 

Marriage to foster children's spouses is permissible [33.37-41] 

[33.37] And when you said to he whom Allah had favored and yourself have 

favored, 'Keep your wife and fear Allah,' and you sought to hide in yourself what 

Allah was to reveal, fearing people; although Allah has a better right for you to 

fear Him. And when Zayd had accomplished what he would of her (divorce), We 

gave her to you (Prophet Muhammad) in marriage, so that there is no fault in 

believers concerning (marriage to) the former spouse of their foster children if 

they divorced them. The decree of Allah must be done. 

[33.38] No fault shall be attached to the Prophet for doing what Allah has 

obligated for him. Such was the way of Allah with those who passed away before 

the decree of Allah is a decree determined 

[33.39] who were delivering the Messages of Allah, fearing Him and fearing none 

except Allah. Allah suffices as a Reckoner. 

[33.40] Muhammad is not the father of any of your men. He is the Messenger of 

Allah and the Seal of the Prophets. Allah has knowledge of all things. 

Remember Allah by exalting Him in abundance (Zikr) [33.41-44] 

[33.41] Believers, remember Allah frequently, 

[33.42] exalt Him at dawn and in the evening. 

[33.43] It is He who has mercy on you, and His angels to bring you out from the 

darkness into light. He is the Most Merciful to the believers. 

[33.44] On the Day they meet Him, their greeting shall be 'Peace!' A generous 

recompense He has prepared for them. 

The mission of Prophet Muhammad [33.45-48] 

[33.45] O Prophet, We have sent you as a witness, a bearer of glad tidings, and 

to bear warning; 

[33.46] a caller to Allah by His permission and as a light shedding lamp. 

[33.47] Give to the believers the glad tidings that with Allah there is for them a 

great bounty. 

[33.48] Do not obey the unbelievers and the hypocrites, pay no attention to their 

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Divorce should be with kindness [33.49] 

[33.49] Believers, if you marry believing women and divorce them before the 
marriage is consummated, you have no period to count against them. Provide for 
them and release them kindly. 

[33.50] O Prophet, We have made lawful to you the wives to whom you have 

given dowries and those whom your right hand possesses, of whatever spoils of 

war that Allah has given you; and the daughters of your paternal uncles and 

paternal aunts, and of your paternal and maternal aunts who migrated with you; 

and any believing woman who gives herself to the Prophet, if the Prophet wishes 

to take her in marriage. This is only for you and not any other believer. We know 

the duties We have imposed on them concerning their wives and those whom 

their right hand possesses, so that there should be no fault in you. Allah is the 

Forgiving and Merciful. 

[33.51] You may defer any of them (your wives) if you please and invite any of 

them if you please. If you seek any you have put aside there is no fault in you. So 

that it is likelier they will be comforted, and not sorrow, and every one of them will 

be pleased, and all are pleased with what you give them. Allah knows what is in 

your hearts. Allah is the Knower, the Clement. 

[33.52] It shall be unlawful for you to take more wives or to exchange your 

present wives for other women, though their beauty pleases you, except those 

whom your right hand possesses. Allah is watchful over everything. 

Etiquette of believers towards the Prophet and his family [33.53-55] 

[33.53] Believers, do not enter the houses of the Prophet for a meal without 

waiting for the proper time, unless you are given permission. But if you are 

invited, enter, and when you have eaten, disperse, not desiring conversation, for 

that is hurtful to the Prophet and he would be shy before you; but of the truth 

Allah is not shy. And when you ask his wives for anything, speak to them from 

behind a curtain, that is cleaner for your hearts and theirs. You must not hurt the 

Messenger of Allah, nor shall you ever wed his wives after him, surely, this would 

be a monstrous thing with Allah. 

[33.54] Whether you reveal a thing or conceal it, Allah has knowledge of all 

things. 

[33.55] It shall be no offense for them (to be seen unveiled) by their fathers, their 

sons, their brothers, their brothers' sons, their sisters' sons, their women, and 

those whom their right hands possess. And fear Allah, for Allah is witness of 

everything. 

Allah instructs the believers to praise His prophet in abundance [33.56] 

[33.56] Allah and His angels praise and venerate the Prophet. Believers, praise 

and venerate him and pronounce peace upon him in abundance. 

Those who will be cursed by Allah in this life and the next [33.57] 

[33.57] Those who (try to) hurt Allah and His Messenger shall be cursed by Allah 

in this present life and in the Everlasting Life, and He has prepared for them a 

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Slander and major sins [33.58] 

[33.58] Those who hurt believing men and believing women undeservedly, shall 

bear the guilt of slander and a major sin. 

Women must dress modestly [33.59] 

[33.59] O Prophet, tell your wives, your daughters and the believing women to 

draw their veils close to them, so it is likelier they will be known, and not hurt. 

Allah is the Forgiver, the Most Merciful. 

Hypocrites [33.60-63] 

[33.60] If the hypocrites and those who have a disease in their hearts, and those 

who make a commotion in the City do not desist, We will surely urge you against 

them. Then they will be your neighbors for only a little (while), 

[33.61] cursed wherever they are found, they will be seized and put to death. 

[33.62] Such has been the way of Allah with those who have passed before 

them, and you shall find no change in the ways of Allah. 

The people of Hell [33.63-68] 

[33.63] The people will ask you about the Hour. Say, The knowledge of it is with 

Allah alone, what makes you to know that the Hour is near?' 

[33.64] Allah has cursed the unbelievers and prepared for them a Blaze. 

[33.65] Living there for ever, they shall neither find a guardian nor a helper. 

[33.66] On that Day when their faces are turned about in the Fire, they shall say, 

'Would that we had obeyed Allah and obeyed the Messenger!' 

[33.67] And they shall say, 'Our Lord, We obeyed our masters and our eminent 

ones, but they misled us from the way. 

[33.68] Our Lord, let their punishment be doubled; and curse them with a mighty 

curse.' 

The Children of Israel falsely accuse Moses of having a deformity so Allah 

cleared him of their accusation [33.69] 

[33.69] Believers, do not be like those who hurt Moses. Allah cleared him of what 

they said. His face is honorable with Allah. 

Whosoever obeys Allah and His prophet shall win a great victory [33.70-71] 

[33.70] O you who believe, fear Allah and say sound statements, 

[33.71] and He will mend your deeds for you and forgive your sins. Whosoever 

obeys Allah and His Messenger shall win a great victory. 

The status of caliphate [33.72] 

[33.72] We offered the trust to the heavens, and the earth, and the mountains, 

but they refused to bear it, and were afraid of it, and the human carried it. Surely, 

he is a harm doer, and ignorant. 

Allah is the Forgiver, the Most Merciful [33.73] 

[33.73] Allah punishes the hypocrites, men and women alike, and the idolaters, 

both men and women alike; and Allah turns to the believers, men and women 

alike. Allah is the Forgiver, the Most Merciful. 

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Ownership of all that is in the heavens and earth [34.1] 

[34.1] Praise is for Allah, to whom belongs all that is in the heavens and the 

earth! And the Praise belongs to Him in the Everlasting Life. He is the Wise, the 

Knower. 

The knowledge, mercy and forgiveness of Allah [34.2-4] 

[34.2] He knows all that penetrates the earth and all that comes forth from it, all 

that comes down from heaven and all that ascends to it. He is the Most Merciful, 

the Forgiver. 

[34.3] The unbelievers say, The Hour will never come to us.' Say, 'By my Lord, 

yes, it is surely coming to you! By Him who knows the Unseen, not even the 

weight of an atom in heavens and earth escapes Him; neither is there anything 

smaller than that, nor greater except that it is in a Clear Book, 

[34.4] in order that He recompenses those who believe and do good works; theirs 

shall be forgiveness and a generous provision. 

Truth that guides to Allah [34.5-6] 

[34.5] But those who labor against Our verses (thinking they are) frustrating (Our 

Messengers), theirs shall be the painful punishment of anger.' 

[34.6] Those to whom the knowledge has been given can see that what has been 

sent down to you from your Lord is the truth, guiding to the Path of the Almighty, 

the Praised. 

The blindness of the unbelievers to the power and might of Allah; the 

denial of the fact that it is just as easy for Allah to create us as it is for Him 

to resurrect us with His command "Be" and it becomes [34.7-9] 

[34.7] The unbelievers say, 'Shall we direct you to a man who will tell you that 

when you have been utterly torn into pieces you will be raised in a new creation? 

[34.8] What, has he forged a lie about Allah, or is he mad!' No, those who do not 

believe in the Everlasting Life are in the punishment and in far error. 

[34.9] Have they not seen what is before them and behind them in heaven and 

earth? If We willed, We would make the earth swallow them up, or We would let 

lumps from heaven fall down on them. Surely, there is a sign in this for every 

penitent worshiper. 

The miracles given to David [34.10-11] 

[34.10] We gave David bounty from Us. 'O mountains, and birds, echo (the praise 

of Allah) with him. ' And We softened iron for him, 

[34.1 1] (saying), 'Make large coats of mail and measure their links well. Do good 

deeds, for surely I see the things you do.' 

The miracles given to Solomon [34.12-13] 

[34.1 2] To Solomon the morning course of the wind was a month's journey, and 

its evening course was also a month's journey. We caused copper to be (as a) 

molten spring for him. And the jinn, some served him by the permission of his 

Lord. But as for those amongst them that swerved away from Our Command, We 

shall let them taste the punishment of the Blaze (the Fire). 

[34.13] They made for him whatever he wanted, arches, statues, bowls as 

basins, and fixed cauldrons. (We said,) 'Give thanks, House of David and work.' 

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The death of Solomon [34.14] 

[34.14] And when We decreed (Solomon's) death, they had no indication that he 

was dead until (they saw a termite), a crawler of the earth eating away his staff. 

And when he fell down, the jinn realized that had they known the unseen, they 

would not have continued in their humiliating punishment. 

The destruction of the gardens of the unbelieving inhabitants of Sheba 

[34.15-21] 

[34.15] For Sheba there was indeed a sign. In their dwelling place there were two 

gardens, on the right and left side. (We said), 'Eat of your Lord's provisions and 

give thanks to Him, a good land, and a Lord who is the Forgiving.' 

[34.16] But they turned away. So We sent against them the Flood (at the city) of 

Arim, and exchanged their gardens with two others bearing bitter fruit and 

Tamarisks, and here and there a few Lotus trees. 

[34.17] As such We recompensed them for their disbelief; do We recompense 

any except the unbelievers? 

[34.18] Between them and the villages which We had blessed, We placed easily 

visible villages, and We spaced the journey between them exactly. (We said), 

'Travel through them by day and night in safety.' 

[34.1 9] But they said, 'Lord, make the stages between our journeys longer,' so 

they wronged themselves; so We made them news and We tore them utterly into 

pieces. Surely, there are signs in this for every one who is patient, thankful. 

[34.20] iblis' made his guess true to them; and all except for a party of believers 

followed him. 

[34.21 ] Yet he had no authority over them except that We would know who 

believed in the Everlasting Life, from he who doubted. Your Lord is the Watcher 

over all things. 

Those who are guided and those who are in error [34.22-54] 

[34.22] Say, 'Call on those whom you assert, other than Allah. They do not 

possess as much as the weight of an atom in the heavens or earth, nor do they 

have a partnership in either, neither does He have supporters among them.' 

[34.23] Intercession with Him will not help, except for him to whom He gives 

permission. When terror is lifted from their hearts, they shall say, 'What did your 

Lord say?' 'The truth, ' they shall answer. 'He is the Most High, the Great.' 

[34.24] Say, 'Who provides for you from the heavens and earth?' Say, 'Allah.' 

Surely, either we or you are rightly guided or in clear error. 

[34.25] Say, 'You will not to be questioned about our sins, neither will we be 

questioned for your actions.' 

[34.26] Say, 'Our Lord will bring us all together, then, with truth, He will rightly 

judge between us. He is the Opener, the Knower.' 

[34.27] Say, 'Show me those whom you joined with Him as associates; no, 

indeed; rather He is Allah, the Almighty, the Wise.' 

[34.28] We did not send you (Prophet Muhammad) for all mankind except to 

bring them glad tidings and to warn, but most people do not know. 

[34.29] They ask, 'When, if what you say is true, will this promise come?' 

[34.30] Say, 'You are promised a Day. You can neither hold it back, nor can you 

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The arguing between the unbelievers on the Day of Judgement [34.31-33] 

[34.31] The unbelievers say, 'We will not believe in this Koran, nor in (the Books) 

that were before it.' If you could only see the harm doers when they are brought 

before their Lord! They will argue against each other. Those who had been 

abased will say to those who were proud, 'But for you, we would have been 

believers.' 

[34.32] Then, those who were proud will say to those who were abased, 'Was it 

we who barred you from the Guidance after it had come to you? No, you 

yourselves were sinners.' 

[34.33] Those that were abased will say to those who were proud, 'Rather, it was 

scheming night and day, when you ordered us to disbelieve in Allah and set up 

equals to Him.' And they will regret in secret when they see the punishment and 

We put (iron) fetters on the necks of the unbelievers. Shall they be recompensed 

except for what they were doing? 

Wealth and status without belief and good deeds will not bring you close to 

Allah [34.34-39] 

[34.34] We never sent a warner to a village except that those (who lived) in 

luxury said, 'We disbelieve in the Message you have been sent with!' 

[34.35] And they said, 'We have been given an abundance of wealth and children 

we shall never be punished!' 

[34.36] Say, 'My Lord outspreads and withholds His provision to whomsoever He 

will. But most people do not know.' 

[34.37] It is neither your riches nor your children that shall bring you close in 

nearness to Us, except he who believes and does good work. For those their 

awaits a double recompense for their deeds, they shall live in safety in their lofty 

chambers. 

[34.38] But those who labor to negate Our verses shall be arraigned in to the 

punishment. 

[34.39] Say, 'My Lord outspreads and withholds His provision to whomsoever He 

will of His worshipers. Whatsoever you expend He will replace it. He is the Best 

of providers.' 

The question Allah will ask His angels [34.40-42] 

[34.40] On the Day when He gathers them all together, He will say to the angels, 

'Was it you that these worshipped?' 

[34.41] 'Exaltations to You!' they will answer. 'You are our Guardian other than 

them! No, rather they worshipped the jinn, and it was them which most believed.' 

[34.42] Therefore, today none of you shall have the power to either benefit or 

harm one another.' To the evildoers We shall say, 'Taste the punishment of the 

Fire, which you belied!' 

The response of the unbelievers, Jews and Christians of Mecca to the 

Koran and Prophet Muhammad [34.43-50] 

[34.43] When Our clear verses, are recited to them, they say, 'This is nothing but 

a man whose wish is to prevent you from that which your fathers used to 

worship. 'And they say, 'This is nothing but a forged lie.' And those who 

disbelieve say of the truth when it reaches them, 'This is nothing but clear 

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[34.44] Yet We have not given them any Books to study, nor, before you, have 

We sent them a warner. 

[34.45] Those who have gone before them belied, yet they did not reach a tenth 

of what We gave them; yet they belied My Messengers. And how was (My) 

rejection (their destruction)! 

[34.46] Say, 'I give you only one admonition, that you stand before Allah either 

two by two, or one by one and reflect. There is no madness is in your companion. 

He (Prophet Muhammad) is only a warner to you, before a terrible punishment.' 

[34.47] Say, 'I ask no wage of you; that shall be yours. My wage is only upon 

Allah and He is Witness over everything.' 

[34.48] Say, 'My Lord hurls the truth the Knower of the Unseen.' 

[34.49] Say, 'Truth has come. Falsehood has vanished and shall return no more.' 

[34.50] Say, 'If I go astray, then I go astray only against myself; if I am guided it is 

because of that which my Lord has revealed to me. He is the Hearer, and the 

Near.' 

The Day when the unbelievers declare the believe [34.51-54] 

[34.51] If you could only see when they (the unbelievers) are seized with terror, 

and there is no escape. They shall be seized from a nearby place, 

[34.52] and say, 'We believe in it.' But how can they reach from a place that is 

distant, 

[34.53] since they disbelieved in it before, guessing at the Unseen from a distant 

place? 

[34.54] And a barrier is set between them and that which they desire, as it was 

done before with their like; they were in suspicious doubt. 

35 The Originator - Fatir 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

The angels [35.1] 

[35.1] Praise belongs for Allah, the Originator of the heavens and earth, who 

appointed the angels to be Messengers, with wings, two, three, and four. He 

increases the creation as He wills. Allah has power over all things. 

Open your mind to the mercy and blessings of Allah [35.2-3] 

[35.2] Whatever mercy Allah opens to people, none can withhold; and whatever 

He withholds none can release after Him. He is the Almighty, the Wise. 

[35.3] People, remember the blessings of Allah to you. Except for Allah, is there 

any other creator who provides for you out of heaven and earth? There is no god 

except He. Where then do you turn? 

[35.4] If they belie you, other Messengers have been belied before you. To Allah 

all matters are returned. 

The promise of Allah is true, do not be deluded by satan in this life [35.5-8] 

[35.5] People, the promise of Allah is true, so do not let this present life delude 

you, and do not let the deluder (satan) delude you about Allah. 

[35.6] satan is indeed your enemy; therefore take him for an enemy. He calls his 

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[35.7] For the unbelievers awaits a terrible punishment, but for those who believe 

and do good deeds is forgiveness and a great recompense. 

[35.8] What then of he whose evil deeds have been decorated fair to him and 

thinks them to be good? Allah leads astray whomsoever He will and whomsoever 

He will He guides. Do not let your soul be wasted in regrets for them; Allah has 

knowledge of all they do. 

An easy to understand example of how easy it is for Allah to resurrect the 

dead [35.9] 

[35.9] Allah is He who sends the winds that stir up the clouds. Then, We drive 

them on to a dead land and revive the earth after it's death. Such is the Raising 

Up. 

The reward of righteous and evil deeds [35.10] 

[35.10] He who wants might, the Might belongs to Allah altogether. To Him 

ascend good words, and the righteous deed He raises. But those who devise evil 

deeds theirs shall be a terrible punishment, and their plotting shall be annulled. 

Conception, birth and death [35.11] 

[35.1 1] Allah created you from dust, then from a (sperm) drop. Then he made 

you pairs. No female conceives or is delivered except by His Knowledge. He 

whose life is long, whatsoever is increased or decreased of his age is in a Clear 

Book. Surely, that is easy for Allah. 

The miraculous signs of water and their produce [35.12] 

[35.12] The two seas are not alike. One is fresh, sweet and pleasant to taste, 

while the other is salt and bitter. Yet, from each you eat fresh flesh and bring 

forth out of it ornaments for you to wear. And you see the ships plow their course 

through it so that you may seek His bounty, and in order that you give thanks. 

The superiority of Allah over those associated with Him [35.13-14] 

[35.13] He causes the night to enter into the day and the day into the night. He 

has subjected the sun and the moon each running for a named term. Such is 

Allah, your Lord. To Him belongs the Kingdom; and those whom you call upon, 

other than Him, do not possess even as much as the membrane of a date-stone. 

The Day when those associated with Allah will disown their followers 

[35.14] 

[35.14] If you supplicate to them they cannot hear your supplication, and if they 

heard, they cannot answer you. On the Day of Resurrection they will disown your 

associating. None can tell you like He who is the Aware. 

Everyone is in need of Allah and no one can bear another's load [35.15-18] 

[35.15] People, it is you who are in need of Allah. He is the Rich, the Praised. 

[35.1 6] He can put you away, if He will, and bring a new creation 

[35.17] this is not a great matter for Allah. 

[35.18] No laden soul shall bear another's load. If one is heavy-burdened and 

calls for his load to be carried, nothing of it will be carried, not even if he is a 

close relative. You warn only those who fear their Lord in the Unseen, and 

establish the prayer. He who purifies himself, purifies himself for the good of his 

own soul. To Allah is the arrival. 

Equality [35.19-22] 

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[35.20] nor are darkness and light. 

[35.21] The shade and the hot wind are not equal, 

[35.22] nor are the living and the dead equal. Allah makes to hear whosoever He 

will, but you cannot make those who are in their graves hear. 

Prophet Muhammad was sent with the truth [35.23-26] 

[35.23] You (Prophet Muhammad) are but a warner. 

[35.24] We have sent you with the truth, a bearer of glad tidings and warning, for 

there is no nation, that has not had a warner pass away in it. 

[35.25] If they belie you, those before them also belied. Their Messengers came 

to them with clear signs; the Psalms, and the Illuminating Book. 

[35.26] Then I seized those who disbelieved, and how was My rejection! 

The colorful signs of Allah in humans, animals and nature [35.27-28] 

[35.27] Did you not see how Allah sends down water from the sky and with it 

brings forth different colored fruits? In the mountains there are paths of various 

colors, of white and red, and jet-black. 

[35.28] People too, and beasts and cattle have their different colors. But it is only 

those amongst His worshippers that fear Allah who have knowledge. Indeed, 

Allah is the Almighty and the Forgiving. 

Allah not only forgives but thanks His worshipers [35.29-34] 

[35.29] Indeed, those who recite the Book of Allah and establish their prayers 

and spend, in secret and in public of that which We have provided them, look for 

a trade that does not come to nothing, 

[35.30] so that He may pay them in full their wages and enrich them from His 

bounty. Surely, He is the Forgiver and the Thanker. 

Allah sent Holy Books to His prophets and the Holy Koran confirms the 

truth that remains in these Holy Books [35.31] 

[35.31] That which We have revealed to you of the Book is the truth and it 

confirms what was before it. Allah is Aware and sees His worshipers. 

The people of Paradise [35.32-35] 

[35.32] Then, We gave the Book as an inheritance to those of our worshipers 

whom We chose. Among them, is he who was harmful to himself, and some who 

minimize, and some who, by the permission of Allah, race in charity, this is the 

greatest virtue. 

[35.33] They shall enter the Gardens of Eden, where they shall be adorned with 

bracelets of gold and with pearls, and there, their robes shall be of silk. 

[35.34] They shall say, 'Praise belongs to Allah who has removed all sorrow from 

us. Indeed, our Lord is the Forgiver, the Thanker. 

[35.35] Through His bounty He has made us to live in the abode of Everlasting 

Life, where neither weariness nor fatigue shall touch us.' 

The cry of the people of the Fire [35.36-37] 

[35.36] As for the unbelievers, theirs is the Fire of Gehenna. They shall neither 

be done away with nor die, and its punishment shall never be lightened for them. 

As such shall We recompense every unbeliever. 

[35.37] There they will cry out, 'Our Lord, bring us out, and we will do good, other 

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remember for whosoever would remember? A warner came to you, so taste now! 

None shall help the harm doers. 

The losers in the Everlasting Life [35.38- 

[35.38] Allah knows the Unseen in the heavens and earth. He knows that which 

is in the innermost of the chests. 

[35.39] It is He who made you caliphs in the earth. He who disbelieves, his 

disbelief shall be charged against him. The unbelievers; disbelief does nothing 

for them, except, increase them in hate with Allah their disbelief increases the 

unbelievers only in loss. 

Allah challenges those who associate partners with Him to show Him what 

they created [35.40] 

[35.40] Say, 'Have you considered your associates who you call upon, other than 

Allah? Show me what they have created in the earth! Or, have they a partnership 

in the heavens ' Or, have We given them a Book so that they have proof of it? 

No, the harm doers promise each other nothing else but delusion. 

The Might and Power of Allah [35.41] 

[35.41] It is Allah who holds the heavens and the earth lest they vanish. Should 

they vanish, none would hold them after Him. He is the Clement, the Forgiving. 

Those who broke their oath and their demise [35.42-44] 

[35.42] They solemnly swore by Allah that if a warner came to them they would 

be more rightly guided than any other of the nations. Yet, when a warner came to 

them, it only increased their aversion, 

[35.43] behaving arrogantly in the land and devising evil. But, evil devising coils 

only those who do it. Do they look except for the ways of former nations? You 

shall never find any change in the way of Allah. 

[35.44] What, have they not journeyed through the land and seen the end of 

those who went before them? They were stronger and mightier than themselves. 

Allah! There is nothing in heavens or earth that can frustrate Him, He is the 

Knower, the Able. 

The mercy of Allah to all [35.45] 

[35.45] If Allah should take people to task for what they have earned, He would 

not leave one creature that crawls upon the face (of the earth)! But, He is 

deferring them to a named time. And when their time comes, indeed, Allah is the 

Seer of His worshipers. 

36 Yaseen - YaSeen 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

[36.1] YaSeen. 

Allah swears by the Wise Koran that Prophet Muhammad is truly His 

Messenger and that he was sent to warn [36.2-1 1] 

[36.2] By the Wise Koran, 

[36.3] you (Prophet Muhammad) are truly among the Messengers sent 

[36.4] upon a Straight Path. 

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[36.6] so that you may warn a people whose fathers were not warned, and so 

were heedless. 

The barrier of no return [36.7-10] 

[36.7] The Phrase has become obligatory upon most of them, yet they do not 

believe. 

[36.8] We have bound their necks with fetters up to their chin, so that their heads 

are raised and cannot be lowered. 

[36.9] We have set a barrier before them and a barrier behind them, and, We 

have covered them so that they do not see. 

[36.1 0] It is the same whether you have warned them or you have not warned 

them, they do not believe. 

Those who are receptive to the warning [36.11-12] 

[36.1 1] You only warn he who follows the Remembrance and fears the Merciful in 

the Unseen. Give to him glad tidings of forgiveness and a generous wage. 

[36.12] Surely, it is We who revive the dead and write down what they have 

forwarded and what they have left behind; We have counted everything in a 

Clear Book. 

The parable of the Messengers of Allah sent to a village [36.13-32] 

[36.13] Give to them a parable; to the people of the village there came 

Messengers, 

[36.14] We sent to them two, but they belied them so We reinforced them with a 

third. They said, 'We have surely been sent as Messengers to you.' 

The messengers of Allah are rejected because they are humans [36.15-19] 

[36.15] But they said, 'You are only humans like ourselves. The Merciful has not 

sent down anything, your speech is but lies!' 

[36.1 6] They said, 'Our Lord knows that we are Messengers to you. 

[36.17] And it is only for us to deliver a Clear Message.' 

[36.1 8] They answered, 'We predict evil of you. If you do not desist, we will stone 

you and a painful punishment from us will befall you.' 

[36.19] They said, 'Your prediction is with you, if you are reminded. Surely, you 

are but a wayward nation.' 

The sincere man of the village [36.20-27] 

[36.20] Then, a man came running from the furthest part of the village 'My 

nation,' he said, 'follow the Messengers, 

[36.21] follow those who ask no wage of you and are rightly guided. 

[36.22] Why should I not worship Him who has originated me and to whom you 

shall all be returned? 

[36.23] What, shall I take, other than Him, gods whose intercession, if the 

Merciful desires to afflict me, cannot help me at all, and they will never save me? 

[36.24] Surely, I should then be in clear error. 

[36.25] I believe in your Lord, so hear me.' 

The eternal reward of the sincere man [36.26-27] 

[36.26] It was said (to him), 'Enter Paradise,' and he said, 'Would that my people 

knew 

[36.27] that my Lord has forgiven me, and caused me to be amongst the 

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The punishment that befell the village [36.28-32 

[36.28] And We did not send down to his nation after him any army from heaven, 

neither would We send any down. 

[36.29] It was only one Shout and they were silent, still. 

[36.30] Woe, for those (unbelieving) worshipers! They mocked every Messenger 

that came to them. 

[36.31] Have they not seen how many generations We destroyed before them? 

They shall never return to them, 

[36.32] all shall be arraigned before Us. 

The signs of Allah are all around us if we just open our hearts and minds 

[36.33-46] 

[36.33] The dead land is a sign for them. We revive it, and from it produce grain 

from which they eat. 

[36.34] And there We made gardens of palms and vines, and in it We caused 

fountains to gush forth, 

[36.35] so that they might eat of its fruit and the labor of their hands. Will they not 

give thanks? 

[36.36] Exaltations to Him who created pairs of all the things the earth produces 

and of themselves, and that of which they have no knowledge. 

[36.37] A sign for them is the night. From it We withdraw the day and they are in 

darkness. 

[36.38] The sun runs to its fixed resting-place; that is the decree of the Almighty, 

the Knower. 

[36.39] And the moon, We have determined it in phases till it returns like an old 

palm-branch. 

[36.40] The sun shall not outstrip the moon, nor shall the night outstrip the day. 

Each is floating in an orbit. 

[36.41] And a sign for them is that We carried their offspring in the laden Ark (of 

Noah). 

[36.42] And We have created for them the like of it in which they board. 

[36.43] We drown them if We will, then they have none to cry to, nor can they be 

saved, 

[36.44] except through Our Mercy and as enjoyment for awhile. 

[36.45] When it is said to them, 'Have fear of that which is before you and behind 

you in order that you find mercy.' 

[36.46] Yet there never comes to them any sign of their Lord's signs, but they 

turn away from it. 

The insolence and ingratitude of those who do not give charity from that 

which Allah gave them and their disbelief in the Day of Judgement [36.47- 

50] 

[36.47] And when it is said to them, 'Spend of that which Allah has given you,' the 

unbelievers say to the believers, 'Are we to feed those whom Allah can feed if He 

chooses? Surely, you are only in clear error.' 

[36.48] They also say, 'When will this promise be, if what you say is true?' 

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[36.50] Then they will be unable to make a will, nor shall they return to their 

kinsmen. 

The realization of the Day of Resurrection [36.51- 

[36.51] And the Horn is blown, and, from the graves they rush forth to their Lord. 

[36.52] 'Woe for us! ' they will say. 'Who has roused us from our sleeping-place? 

This is what the Merciful promised; the Messengers have spoken the truth! ' 

[36.53] And it is but one Shout and they are all arraigned before Us. 

[36.54] Today, no soul shall be wronged a thing. You shall not be recompensed 

except according to your deeds. 

[36.55] Indeed, the companions of the Garden are this Day busy in their rejoicing. 

[36.56] Together with their spouses, they shall recline on couches in the shade. 

[36.57] They shall have fruits and all that they call for. 

[36.58] Peace, a saying from the Most Merciful Lord. 

[36.59] (And He will say), 'Distance yourselves, O sinners, this Day. 

[36.60] Children of Adam, did I not make a covenant with you, that you should 

not worship satan he is surely a clear enemy to you 

[36.61] and that you worship Me? Surely, that is the Straight Path. 

[36.62] Yet he has led many a host of you astray, did you not understand? 

[36.63] This, then is Gehenna (Hell), that which you were promised. 

[36.64] Roast well therein this Day for you were unbelievers.' 

[36.65] This Day We set a seal on their mouths and their hands speak to Us, and 

their feet will testify to their earnings. 

[36.66] Had it been Our will We would have obliterated their sight so that they 

raced to the Path. But, how would they see? 

[36.67] Had it been Our will We would have transmuted them (into monkeys, pigs 

and stones) where they were, so that they could neither go forward nor yet 

return. 

[36.68] To whoever We give a long life We make him stoop. Do they not 

understand? 

The Koran is not Arabic poetry, it is a Remembrance and a clear Holy 

Reading sent by Allah [36.69-70] 

[36.69] We have not taught him (Prophet Muhammad) poetry, nor does it 

become him. This is only a Remembrance and a Clear Holy Reading (Koran) 

[36.70] that he may warn the living, and so that Judgement may be passed 

against the unbelievers. 

Cattle are amongst the mercy and blessing Allah gave to us [36.71-73] 

[36.71] Have they not seen how We have created for them the cattle they master 

with Our Hands? 

[36.72] We have subdued these to them, and some of them they ride and some 

of them they eat; 

[36.73] they also have other uses in them and drinks. What, will they not give 

thanks! 

It is just as easy for Allah to resurrect us as it is for Him to create us, He 

only has to say "Be" and it is [36.74-83] 

[36.74] And yet they have taken gods, other than Allah, so that they might 

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[36.75] They cannot help them, for them (the so-called) army are brought (with 

them to Hell). 

[36.76] So do not let their sayings grieve you. Surely, We have knowledge of 

what they hide and all that they reveal. 

[36.77] Has the human not seen how We created him from a drop (of sperm)? 

Yet he is a clear opponent. 

[36.78] And he has struck for Us a parable, and forgotten his own creation. He 

asks, 'Who will quicken the bones after they have decayed?' 

[36.79] Say, 'He will quicken them who originated them the first time; He has 

knowledge of every creation; 

[36.80] who has made fire for you from the green tree with which you kindle.' 

[36.81] Is He who created the heavens and the earth unable to create their like? 

Yes, indeed, He is the Creator, the Knower. 

[36.82] When He wills a thing, His command is to say to it 'Be', and it is! 

[36.83] Exaltations to Him in whose Hand is the Kingdom of all things, and to Him 

you will be returned. 

37 The Alignment - As-Saffat 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

[37.1] By the aligners (angels) aligning. 

[37.2] and the drivers driving, 

[37.3] and those who recite the Remembrance 

Allah bears witness that He is One [37.4-5] 

[37.4] surely, your God is One, 

[37.5] the Lord of the heavens and the earth and of all that is between them; the 

Lord of the Easts. 

The satans try to listen to the High Assembly but are chased away by a 

piercing flame [37.6-11] 

[37.6] We have adorned the lower heaven with the adornment of the planets, 

[37.7] a protection against every rebel satan; 

[37.8] so they cannot listen to the High Assembly, for they are pelted from every 

side. 

[37.9] They are rejected and theirs is an everlasting punishment; 

[37.10] except such as snatches a fragment, and he is pursued by a piercing 

flame. 

The blindness of the unbelievers to the power and might of Allah; the 

denial of the fact that it is just as easy for Allah to create us as it is for Him 

to resurrect us with His command "Be" and it becomes [37.11-18] 

[37.1 1] So ask them, are they stronger in constitution, or those whom We have 

created. We have created them of sticky clay. 

[37.12] No, you marvel, while they scoff. 

[37.13] When they are reminded, they do not remember. 

[37.14] When they are shown a sign, they scoff at it 

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[37.16] What, when we are dead and become dust and bones, shall we be 

resurrected. 

[37.17] What, and our forefathers, the ancients!' 

[37.18] Say, 'Yes, but worthless.' 

Sorrow and anguish on the Day of Recompense [37.19-39] 

[37.1 9] It will be but one Shout, then see, they are watching 

[37.20] and they will say, 'Woe for us. This is the Day of Recompense.' 

[37.21] This is the Day of Decision which you belied. 

[37.22] Gather together the evildoers, their wives, and that they were 

worshipping, 

[37.23] other than Allah, and guide them to the Path of Hell! 

[37.24] And halt them so that they may be questioned. 

[37.25] 'Why do you not help one another? 

[37.26] No, today they will resign themselves in submission, 

[37.27] and approach each other with questions, 

[37.28] saying, 'You used to come to us from the right hand.' 

[37.29] But they reply, 'Rather, you were not believers. 

[37.30] We had no authority over you, but you were an insolent nation. 

[37.31] The statement of Our Lord is realized against us, and we are tasting it, 

[37.32] we perverted you, indeed, we were perverts.' 

[37.33] Therefore, on that Day they will all share Our punishment. 

[37.34] As such We shall deal with the evildoers. 

[37.35] For when it was said to them, 'There is no god except Allah,' they were 

always proud 

[37.36] and said, 'Are we to renounce our gods for the sake of a mad poet?' 

[37.37] No, indeed, he has brought the truth, and confirmed the Messengers. 

[37.38] You shall certainly taste the painful punishment, 

[37.39] but you shall not be recompensed except for what you were doing. 

The receivers of generosity in the Gardens of Delight [37.40-49] 

[37.40] But for the sincere worshipers of Allah, 

[37.41] there is waiting for them a known provision; 

[37.42] fruits. And they are receivers of generosity 

[37.43] in the Gardens of Delight, 

[37.44] sitting face to face upon couches, 

[37.45] a goblet from a spring shall be passed round to them 

[37.46] white, a delight to the drinkers, 

[37.47] there is neither sickness in it, nor intoxication. 

[37.48] And with them will be maidens (houris) who restrain their wide glances 

[37.49] as if they were hidden pearls. 

The conversation between the people of Paradise and the people of Hell 

[37.50-57] 

[37.50] They will go to one another asking each other questions. 

[37.51] One of them will say, 'I had a companion 

[37.52] who would say, "Are you among the believers (of the resurrection)? 

[37.53] When we are dead and turned to dust and bones, shall we be 

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[37.54] And he will reply, 'Are you looking down (into Hell)?' 

[37.55] Then, he will look and see him in the midst of Hell. 

[37.56] 'By Allah,' he will say, 'you almost destroyed me! 

[37.57] But for the Favor of Allah I should have surely been among those who 

were arraigned (with you in Hell). 

Description of Hell [37.58-74] 

[37.58] What then, shall we not die 

[37.59] except our first death, and shall we not be punished?' 

[37.60] Indeed, this is the mighty victory, 

[37.61 ] and for the like of this let the workers work. 

[37.62] Is this a better hospitality or the tree of Az-Zakkum! 

[37.63] We have made this (tree) a trial for the evildoers. 

[37.64] It is a tree that grows from the bottom of Hell; 

[37.65] its spathes are like the heads of satans 

[37.66] on it they shall feed, and with it they shall fill their bellies. 

[37.67] On top of it they shall have a brew of boiling water, 

[37.68] then their return is to Hell. 

[37.69] They found their fathers in error, 

[37.70] yet they run in their footsteps, 

[37.71] yet before them most of the ancients went astray, 

[37.72] though We had sent among them warners. 

[37.73] See then the end of those who were warned, 

[37.74] except the sincere worshipers of Allah. 

Allah hears the call of Noah [37.75] 

[37.75] Noah called to Us, and We are the Best to answer. 

[37.76] We saved him and his people from the great distress, 

[37.77] and We made his offspring the survivors. 

[37.78] And We let it remain upon him in the latter, 

[37.79] 'Peace be upon Noah among all the worlds.' 

[37.80] As such We recompense the good doers, 

[37.81] he was one of Our believing worshipers. 

[37.82] Afterwards We drowned the others. 

Abraham challenges his people and demonstrates the worthlessness of 

their idolatry [37.83-99] 

[37.83] Of his party was Abraham. 

[37.84] (Remember when) he came to his Lord with a pure heart; 

[37.85] and when he said to his father and to his nation, 'What do you worship? 

[37.86] It is falsehood that you desire gods other than Allah! 

[37.87] What do you think of the Lord of the Worlds?' 

[37.88] He cast a glance at the stars 

[37.89] and said, 'Surely, I am sick (of what you worship)!' 

[37.90] But they turned their backs and went away from him. 

[37.91] Then he turned to their gods, and said, 'What do you eat? 

[37.92] What is the matter with you, that you do not speak?' 

[37.93] And he turned upon them striking them with the right hand. 

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[37.95] He said, 'Do you worship what you, yourselves have carved 

[37.96] when it is Allah who created you and all that you do?' 

[37.97] They replied, 'Build for him a building and cast him into the fire.' 

[37.98] Their desire was to outwit him, but We made them to be the humiliated. 

[37.99] He said, 'I will go to my Lord; He will guide me. 

The unwavering obedience of Abraham and Ishmael to Allah [37.100-111] 

[37.100] My Lord, grant me a righteous (son).' 

[37.101] And We gave him the glad tidings of a very gentle son (Ishmael). 

[37.102] And when he reached the age of traveling with him, he said, 'My son, 

while I was sleeping I saw that I shall slaughter (sacrifice) you, tell me what is 

your opinion.' He replied, 'Father, do as you are ordered (by Allah). Allah willing, 

you shall find me one of those who are steadfast.' 

[37.103] And when they had both submitted, and his son had laid down prostrate 

upon his forehead, 

[37.104] We called to him, saying, 'O Abraham, 

[37.105] you have confirmed your vision.' As such We recompense the good 

doers. 

[37.1 06] That was indeed a clear trial. 

[37.107] So, We ransomed him with a mighty sacrifice, 

[37.108] and We let it (the beautiful praise) remain upon him in the latter 

(generations), 

[37.109] 'Peace be upon Abraham!' 

[37.1 10] As such We recompense the good doers. 

[37.1 1 1] He was one of Our believing worshipers. 

Isaac and his descendants [37.112-113] 

[37.1 1 2] Then, We gave him the glad tidings of Isaac, a Prophet, one of the 

righteous, 

[37.1 13] and We blessed him and Isaac, and from their offspring are some good 

doers, and others who clearly wronged themselves. 

Moses and Aaron were guided upon the Straight Path [37.114-122] 

[37.1 14] We also favored Moses and Aaron 

[37.1 15] and We saved them with their nation from a great distress. 

[37.1 1 6] We helped them, and they became victorious, 

[37.1 1 7] and We gave them the Clear Book, 

[37.1 18] and guided them upon the Straight Path. 

[37.1 19] And We let it (the beautiful praise) remain upon on both of them in the 

latter (generations), 

[37.120] 'Peace be upon Moses and Aaron! ' 

[37.121] As such We recompense the good doers. 

[37.122] They were among Our believing worshipers. 

Elias rebukes his people for their disbelief [37.123-130] 

[37.123] And Elias (El Yaseen) was among the Messengers. 

[37.124] He asked his people, 'Do you not fear (Allah)? 

[37.125] Do you call on Ba'lan (the idol Baal) and abandon the Best Creator, 

[37.126] Allah is your Lord and the Lord of your fathers, the ancients.' 

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[37.1 28] except the sincere worshipers of Allah. 

[37.129] And We let it (the beautiful praise) remain upon him in the latter 

(generations), 

[37.130] 'Peace be upon El Yaseen! ' 

[37.131] As such We recompense the good doers. 

[37.132] He was among Our believing worshipers. 

Lot and his family are saved when his nation are destroyed [37.133-138] 

[37.133] Lot, too, was among the Messengers. 

[37.134] We saved him and all his kinsmen, 

[37.135] except an old woman who lingered, 

[37.136] and We destroyed the others. 

[37.137] You pass by them in the morning 

[37.138] and at night, will you not understand? 

Jonah and the whale [37.140-148] 

[37.139] Jonah, too, was one of the Messengers. 

[37.140] He ran away to the laden ship, 

[37.141] and cast lots, and he was among the losers (of the lots that were cast). 

[37.142] So the whale swallowed him, for he was blameworthy, 

[37.143] and had he not been among those who exalt (Allah), 

[37.144] he would have lingered in its belly till the Day they are resurrected. 

[37.145] But We cast him, upon the shore, and he was ill, 

[37.146] and We caused a pumpkin tree to grow over him. 

[37.147] Then We sent him to a hundred thousand or more, 

[37.148] and they believed, and We gave them enjoyment for awhile. 

Allah and His angels [37.1 49-1 66] 

[37.149] Now, ask them, has your Lord daughters, and they sons? 

[37.150] Or, did We create the angels females while they were witnessing? 

[37.151] Then is it of their lying that they say, 

[37.152] 'Allah has begotten?' They are truly liars. 

[37.153] Has He chosen daughters above sons? 

[37.1 54] What is the matter with you? How do you judge? 

[37.155] What, will you not remember? 

[37.156] Or, do you have a clear authority? 

[37. 1 57] Bring your Book, if what you say is true! 

[37.158] They assert kinship between Him and the angels. But the angels know 

that they (the liars) will be arraigned (in Hell). 

[37.159] Exaltations to Allah above what they describe, 

[37.1 60] except for the sincere worshipers of Allah. 

[37.161] But as for you, and that you worship, 

[37.162] you shall tempt none against Him 

[37.1 63] except for he who shall roast in Hell. 

[37.164] (Gabriel said to the Prophet), 'Each of us has a known place. 

[37.165] We are surely those who are arranged in ranks. 

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Islam is the completion of the three Holy Religions and was, unlike the 
previous two, sent as a mercy and guidance for all peoples of the earth 
[27.167-182] 

[37.167] What, would they then say, 

[37.168] 'If only we had a reminder from the ancients, 

[37.1 69] we would have been sincere worshipers of Allah.' 

[37. 170] But they disbelieve in it (the Koran), but soon they shall know! 

[37.171] Our Word had already preceded Our worshipers, the Messengers, 

[37.1 72] that they shall receive Our help 

[37.173] and Our armies shall be the victors. 

[37.1 74] So turn (away) from them for a while. 

[37.175] See them and soon they shall see. 

[37.1 76] What, do they seek to hasten Our punishment? 

[37.177] When it descends upon their courtyards, evil will be the morning of 

those forewarned. 

[37.1 78] So turn (away) from them for a while, 

[37.179] and see, soon they shall see! 

[37.180] Exaltations be to your Lord, the Lord of Might, above that they describe! 

[37.181] Peace be on the Messengers. 

[37.1 82] And praise belongs to Allah, Lord of the Worlds. 

38 Saad - Saad 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

[38.1] Saad, by the Holy Reading (Koran) of the Remembrance. 

The rejection of Islam by many of the people of Mecca and Medina [38.2-10] 

[38.2] No, the unbelievers exalt in their division. 

[38.3] How many generations have We destroyed before them. They called, 'The 
time is neither of escape, nor safety.' 

[38.4] They marvel now that, from among themselves, a warner has come to 
them. The unbelievers say, 'This is a lying sorcerer. 

[38.5] What, has he made the gods One God? This is indeed a wondrous thing.' 
[38.6] Their assembly left (saying), 'Go, and be patient to your gods, this is 
something to be desired. 

[38.7] We never heard of this in the former religion. It is nothing but an invention. 
[38.8] What, out of all of us, has the Remembrance been sent down to him 
(Prophet Muhammad)?' No, they are doubtful about My Remembrance, no, they 
have not yet tasted My punishment. 

[38.9] Or, have they the treasuries of the Mercy of your Lord, the Almighty, the 
Giving? 

[38.10] Or, is theirs the Kingdom of the heavens and the earth and all that is 
between them? Then let them ascend by (their) means! 
Nations that belied their prophets [38.11-16] 
[38.1 1] The army is defeated as (were) the confederates. 
[38.12] Before them the nations of Noah, Aad and Pharaoh, and he of the tent- 
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[38.13] Thamood, the nation of Lot and the dwellers of the Thicket such were the 

confederates. 

[38.14] There was not one of those that did not belie the Messengers. Therefore, 

My retribution was realized. 

[38.1 5] These only wait for a single Shout for which there will be no delay. 

[38.16] They say, 'Our Lord, hasten to us our share before the Day of 

Recompense.' 

The repentance and counsel of David [38.17-26] 

[38.17] Bear patiently with what they say, and remember Our worshiper David, a 

man of might. He was ever turning in repentance. 

[38.18] We subjected the mountains to exalt (Me) with him in the evening and at 

sunrise, 

[38.1 9] and the birds, too, gathered each obedient to him. 

[38.20] We made his kingdom strong and gave him wisdom and decisive speech. 

[38.21] Has the news of the dispute reached you (Prophet Muhammad)? When 

they scaled the Sanctuary 

[38.22] they went to David whereupon he was afraid of them, but they said, 'Do 

not be afraid, we are two that have a dispute, one of us has wronged the other. 

Judge between us justly, and do not transgress, and guide us to the Right Path. 

[38.23] This, my brother has ninety-nine ewes, but I have only one ewe (a female 

sheep). He said, "Give her into my keeping" and overcame me in the argument.' 

[38.24] He (David) replied, 'He has without doubt wronged you in seeking to add 

your ewe to his sheep. Many inter-mixers wrong one another; except those who 

believe, and do good works, and they are few indeed.' David realized that We 

had tried him and sought the forgiveness of his Lord and fell down, prostrate and 

repented. 

[38.25] So, We forgave him that, and he has a near place with Us and a fine 

return. 

[38.26] (We said), 'David, We have made you a caliph in the earth. Judge with 

justice among people and do not yield to your own preference in case it should 

lead you from the Path of Allah. Surely, a terrible punishment awaits those who 

stray from the Path of Allah, because they forget the Day of Reckoning.' 

The heavens and earth were not created by chance [38.27] 

[38.27] It was not in falsehood that We created the heavens and the earth and all 

that is between them. That is the thought of the unbelievers. But woe to the 

unbelievers because of the Fire! 

[38.28] Are We to make those who believe and do good works the same as those 

who corrupt the earth? Are We to make the righteous as the wicked? 

Stop for a minute and think [38.29] 

[38.29] It is a Blessed Book that We have sent down to you (Prophet 

Muhammad), so that those possessed with minds might ponder its verses and 

remember. 

David, the excellent worshiper of Allah [38.30-33] 

[38.30] We gave Solomon to David; and he was an excellent worshiper, he was 

penitent. 

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[38.32] he said, 'Indeed I have loved the love of good things better than the 

remembrance of my Lord until the sun has vanished behind a veil. 

[38.33] Bring them back to me!' And he hacked their legs and necks (slaughtering 

them for Allah). 

The gift of Allah to Solomon [38.34-40] 

[38.34] Indeed, We tried Solomon and placed a body (of a child) upon his throne, 

then he repented. 

[38.35] He said, 'Forgive me my Lord, and give me a kingdom the like of which 

will not befall any after me, surely, You are the Giver.' 

[38.36] So We subjected the wind to him, so that it ran softly by his command 

wherever he wished; 

[38.37] and the satans, every builder and diver 

[38.38] and others joined together by (iron) fetters. 

[38.39] 'This is Our gift, give or withhold without reckoning.' 

[38.40] And he has a place near to Us, and a fine return. 

The mercy of Allah to Job when satan afflicted him with harm and pain 

[38.41-44] 

[38.41] Also, remember Our worshiper Job. He called out to his Lord, (saying), 

'satan has afflicted me with harm and pain.' 

[38.42] (We said), 'Stamp your foot on the ground, here is cool water with which 

to wash and a drink.' 

[38.43] We restored to him to his family and like those with them, a mercy from 

Us and a reminder to a nation that understand. 

[38.44] (We said to him), 'Take a bundle of rushes and strike with it; and do not 

break your oath.' We found him to be patient, a good worshiper and he was 

penitent. 

Allah purified His prophets [38.45-48] 

[38.45] Also, remember Our worshipers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, those of 

might and vision. 

[38.46] Indeed, We purified them with a most pure quality, the remembrance of 

the Everlasting Life. 

[38.47] Indeed with Us they are among the chosen, the excellent. 

[38.48] Also, remember our worshipers Ishmael, Elisha, and Thul-Kifl, they are 

among the good. 

The people of Paradise [38.49-54] 

[38.49] This is a Reminder, and indeed for the cautious is a fine return, 

[38.50] the Gardens of Eden whose gates shall be open to them, 

[38.51] in which they will recline, and call for abundant fruit and drink therein. 

[38.52] And with them will be maidens of equal age with modest gaze. 

[38.53] 'This is what you are promised on the Day of Recompense, 

[38.54] this is Our unending provision.' 

The disputing of the people of Hell [38.55- 64] 

[38.55] All of this; but, for the proud there is an ill return. 

[38.56] They shall roast in (the Fire) of Gehenna, an evil cradling. 

[38.57] All of this; so let them taste it, boiling water and pus, 

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[38.59] (We shall say to their leaders), 'This is a troop rushing in with you, there is 

no welcome for them, they shall roast in the Fire.' 

[38.60] But they will say, 'No, it is you that has no welcome. It was you who 

brought it upon us, an evil place!' 

[38.61] They will say, 'Our Lord, give those who brought this upon us double the 

punishment of the Fire!' 

[38. 62] And they will say, 'Why do we not see the men that we counted as being 

among the wicked in here? 

[38.63] Have we taken them in mockery? Or, have our eyes swerved from them?' 

[38.64] Surely that is true, the disputing of the inhabitants of the Fire 

The Koran is a mighty message [38.65-70] 

[38.65] Say, 'I am only a warner. There is no god except Allah, the One, the 

Conqueror, 

[38.66] the Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them; the 

Almighty, the Forgiving.' 

[38.67] Say, 'This is a mighty message 

[38.68] from which you turn away. 

[38.69] I had no knowledge of the High Assembly's dispute. 

[38.70] This alone is revealed to me, I am only a clear warner.' 

satan's pride banishes him from Paradise and he becomes the sworn 

enemy of mankind [38.71-85] 

[38.71] When your Lord said to the angels, 'I am creating a human from clay, 

[38.72] after I have shaped him and breathed of My spirit (I created) into him, fall 

down prostrate before him.' 

[38.73] So all the angels prostrated themselves 

[38.74] except iblis (satan, the father of the jinn), he became too proud, for he 

was one of the unbelievers. 

[38.75] He (Allah) said, 'iblis, what prevented you from prostrating yourself 

towards that which I have created with My Hands? Have you become too proud, 

or are you among the grand?' 

[38.76] He (satan) replied, 'I am better than he. You created me from fire, and 

You created him from clay.' 

[38.77] 'Begone! ' said He, 'you are stoned'. 

[38.78] 'My curse shall rest on you until the Day of Recompense. ' 

[38.79] He (satan) replied, 'Respite me my Lord till the Day of Resurrection.' 

[38.80] He (Allah) said, 'You are among those that are respited 

[38.81] till the Day of the known time.' 

[38.82] He (satan) said, 'I swear by Your Might, that I will seduce all of them 

[38.83] except those among them who are Your sincere worshipers.' 

[38.84] He (Allah) said, 'This is the truth, and I speak the truth, 

[38.85] I shall certainly fill Gehenna with you and every one of them that follows 

you.' 

Prophet Muhammad fulfills the prophesy of Jesus who prophesied that 

Allah would send someone who did not speak from himself but only with 

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[38.86] Say (Prophet Muhammad), 'For this I ask of you no wage, and I am not of 

those who take things upon themselves. 

[38.87] This is nothing else but a reminder to all the worlds, 

[38.88] and after a while you shall know its news.' 

39 The Groups - Az-Zumar 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 
Sincerity and error [39.1-3] 

[39.1] The sending down of the Book is from Allah, the Almighty, the Wise, 

[39.2] We have sent down the Book with the truth to you (Prophet Muhammad), 

therefore worship Allah, and make your religion sincerely His. 

[39.3] Is it not that the sincere religion belongs to Allah? As for those who choose 

guardians, other than Him, (saying), 'We only worship them so that they will bring 

us near to Allah,' Indeed, Allah will judge between them concerning their 

differences. Indeed, Allah does not guide he who is an unthankful liar. 

Allah has no desire for a son [39.4] 

[39.4] If Allah had desired to take a son, He would have chosen whatever He 

willed out of His creation. Exaltations to Him! He is Allah, the One, the 

Conqueror. 

The sun and the moon [39.5] 

[39.5] He created the heavens and the earth in truth, wrapping the night about 

the day and wrapping the day about the night, He has subjected the sun and the 

moon each to run for a stated term. Is He not the Almighty, the Forgiving? 

The miracle of conception unknown to physicians at the time of the 

revelation of the Koran [39.6] 

[39.6] He created you from a single soul, then from it He created its spouse. And 

He sent down to you eight pairs of the cattle. He creates you in your mothers' 

womb, creation after creation, in three (stages of) darkness. Such then is Allah, 

your Lord. For Him is the Kingdom. There is no god except Him. How, then, can 

you turn away? 

No one can bear another's burden for him [39.7] 

[39.7] If you disbelieve, Allah is Rich, independent of you. Yet He does not 

approve of disbelief to His worshipers, but if you believe He will approve it in you. 

No laden soul shall bear another's load. Then, to Allah you shall return and He 

will tell to you what you have done. He knows the innermost of your chests. 

The blessings of Allah and the forgetfulness of the human [39.8] 

[39.8] When an affliction befalls a human, he supplicates to his Lord and turns to 

Him (in repentance) yet, no sooner does He bestow on him His blessing than he 

forgets that for which he had just supplicated and sets up associates with Allah in 

order to lead (people) away from His Path. Say, 'Enjoy your disbelief for awhile, 

you shall surely be among the companions of the Fire. 

Equality [39.9] 

[39.9] Or, is he who is obedient that prostrates himself and stands during parts of 

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(to be compared to the unbeliever)?' Say, 'Are they equal, those who know and 
those who do not know?' Only those with minds remember. 
Goodness and patience [39.10] 

[39.10] Say, 'My worshipers who believe, fear your Lord. For those who do good 
in this world there is good and the earth of Allah is wide surely, those who are 
patient will be recompensed in full without count.' 
Winners and losers [39.11-20] 

[39.1 1] Say, 'I am ordered to worship Allah making my religion sincerely His. 
[39.1 2] I am ordered to be the first of those to be submissive (Muslims to Him).' 
[39.13] Say, 'Indeed, if I rebel against my Lord I fear the punishment of a dreadful 
Day.' 

[39.14] Say, 'I worship Allah and make my religion sincerely His. 
[39.15] (As for yourselves) worship what you will, other than Him.' Say, 'The 
losers are surely those who lose themselves and their families on the Day of 
Resurrection. Is that not a clear loss?' 

[39.16] Above them they shall have layers of fire and beneath them layers. By 
this Allah puts fear into His worshipers. 'O My worshipers, fear Me!' 
[39.17] Those who shun the worship of idols and turn in repentance to Allah for 
them glad tidings. Therefore give good tidings to My worshipers, 
[39.1 8] who listen to the Words and follow what is finest of it. These are they 
whom Allah has guided. They are those of understanding. 
[39.19] Can you save from the Fire he whom against the word of punishment has 
been realized? 

[39.20] As for those who fear their Lord, there await high mansions above which 
are built (more) high mansions, beneath which rivers flow, such is the promise of 
Allah; Allah will not fail His promise. 
The signs of Allah in plants [39.21] 

[39.21] Have you not seen how Allah sends down water from the sky and 
threaded it as springs in the earth? Then, He brings forth plants of various colors, 
after which they wither, and you see them turning yellow, and then He makes 
them into broken stubble. Surely, in this there is a reminder for those of 
understanding. 

Guidance and rejection [39.22-23] 

[39.22] Is he whose chest Allah has expanded to Islam, so that he walks upon a 
light from his Lord (as those whose heart is sealed)? But woe to those whose 
hearts are hardened against the Remembrance of Allah! Those are in clear error. 
[39.23] Allah has sent down the best discourse, a Book, con-similar in its oft- 
repeated (verses) that the skins of those who fear their Lord tremble; and 
thereafter their skins and hearts soften to the Remembrance of Allah. Such is the 
Guidance of Allah, whereby He guides whosoever He will; and whosoever Allah 
leads astray, he has no guide. 
Honor and dishonor [39.24-26] 

[39.24] Is he whose face is cautious of the evil of the punishment on the Day of 
Resurrection (to be compared to the unbeliever)! To the evildoers it shall be said, 
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[39.25] Those who went before them also belied, then Our punishment overtook 

them from where they were unaware; 

[39.26] Allah let them taste degradation in this present life, but the punishment of 

the Everlasting Life shall be greater if they but knew. 

[39.27] Indeed, We have struck of every manner of parable for mankind in this 

Koran in order that they will remember. 

The Arabic Koran is protected by Allah [39.28] 

[39.28] It is an Arabic Koran free from all crookedness, in order that they will be 

cautious. 

Parable of equality [39.29] 

[39.29] Allah has struck an example of a man shared by disagreeing partners, 

and a man who is owned by just one man, are the two equally alike? Praise 

belongs to Allah, but most of them do not know. 

Disputes will be settled on the Day of Resurrection [29.30-31] 

[39.30] You are mortal, and they are mortal 

[39.31] then, on the Day of Resurrection, you shall dispute before your Lord. 

Those Allah guides are not led astray [39.32-37] 

[39.32] Who does greater evil than he who lies against Allah and belies the truth 

when it comes to him? Is there not a lodging in Gehenna (Hell) for the 

unbelievers? 

[39.33] And he who comes with the truth, and confirms it, those are they who 

surely fear Allah. 

[39.34] They shall have whatever they want with their Lord, that is the 

recompense of the good doers, 

[39.35] that Allah may acquit them of the worst of what they did, and recompense 

with the finest wages for what they did. 

[39.36] Is it not that Allah suffices His worshiper, even though they frighten you 

with those other than Him? He whom Allah leads astray has no guide. 

[39.37] But he whom Allah guides, none can lead astray. Is not Allah the 

Almighty, capable of retribution? 

Trust in Allah and His Mercy [39.38] 

[39.38] If you ask them who created the heavens and the earth, they will reply, 

'Allah.' Say, 'Do you think that, if Allah wills to afflict me those you call upon, other 

than Him, could remove His affliction, or, that if He wills to let me have mercy, 

they could withhold His Mercy?' Say, 'Allah suffices me. Those who put their 

trust, put their trust in Him.' 

Loss and gain [39.39-41] 

[39.39] Say, 'O nation, work according to your status, I am working according to 

my status, and soon you will know 

[39.40] upon whom the punishment will come that will degrade him, and who will 

be overtaken by an everlasting punishment.' 

[39.41] Surely, We have sent down to you the Book for mankind with the truth. 

Whosoever is guided, is guided for himself, and he who goes astray, it is only for 

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Our life span is already determined [39.42] 

[39.42] Allah takes away souls at the time of their death (the temporary death of 

sleep), and those who do not die during their sleep He withholds that upon which 

He has decreed death, but turns lose the other till a stated term. Surely, there are 

signs in this for a nation who contemplate. 

Intercession [39.43-44] 

[39.43] Have they chosen, other than Allah, to intercede for them? Say, 'What, 

even though they have no power at all, nor understanding?' 

[39.44] Say, 'Intercession belongs altogether to Allah. His is the Kingdom of the 

heavens and the earth. To Him you shall be returned.' 

When hearts shrink in aversion [39.45] 

[39.45] When Allah is mentioned alone, the hearts of those who do not believe in 

the Everlasting Life shrink in aversion. But when those, other than Him, are 

mentioned, see, they are filled with glad tidings. 

Allah will judge between the differences [39.46] 

[39.46] Say, 'O Allah, the Originator of the heavens and the earth who has 

knowledge of the Unseen and Visible, You shall judge between the differences of 

Your worshipers.' 

The Day of Resurrection [39.47-48] 

[39.47] On the Day of Resurrection, if the harm doers owned all that is in the 

earth and as much again besides, they would offer it to ransom themselves from 

the evil of the punishment. From Allah will come to them that with which they had 

never reckoned, 

[39.48] and the evils of their earnings will appear to them, and that which they 

mocked at will encompass them. 

The ingratitude of mankind [39.49-52] 

[39.49] When an affliction befalls a human he calls upon Us, but when We confer 

Our Favor on him, he says, 'I have only been given it on account of knowledge.' 

Rather, it is but a trial, yet most do not know. 

[39.50] Those before them said the same, but what they earned did not help 

them; 

[39.51] and the evil of their earnings coiled upon them. The harm doers among 

these will also be coiled by the evils of their earnings, they will be unable to 

defeat it. 

[39.52] Do they not know that Allah outspreads and withholds His provision to 

whosoever He will? Surely, there are signs in this for a believing nation. 

Allah knows the multiple shortcomings of His worshipers and comforts us 

by telling us not to despair of His Mercy [39.53- 58] 

[39.53] Say, 'O My worshipers, who have sinned excessively against themselves, 

do not despair of the Mercy of Allah, surely, Allah forgives all sins. He is the 

Forgiver, the Most Merciful. 

[39.54] Turn to your Lord and surrender yourselves to Him before the punishment 

overtakes you, for then you will not be helped. 

[39.55] Follow the best of what has been sent down from your Lord before the 

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[39.56] Lest any soul should say, 'Sadly, I have neglected my duty to Allah and 

was of those that mocked.' 

[39.57] Or, lest it should say, 'If Allah had only guided me I would have been one 

of the cautious.' 

[39.58] Or, lest when it sees the punishment should say, 'O that I might return, 

and be among those that did good!' 

satan was cast from Paradise, never to return, because of his sin of pride 

but most of humanity never paid attention to this lesson and are too proud 

to worship Allah [39.59-61] 

[39.59] 'Indeed, My verses did come to you, but you belied them. You were proud 

and became one of the unbelievers.' 

[39.60] On the Day of Resurrection, you shall see those who lied about Allah with 

blackened faces. In Gehenna is there not a lodging for those who were proud? 

[39.61] But, Allah will save those who fear Him with their winnings (Paradise). No 

evil shall touch them, nor shall they ever grieve. 

Losers and winners [39.62-66] 

[39.62] Allah is the Creator of all things, and of all things He is the Guardian. 

[39.63] To Him belong the keys of the heavens and the earth. Those who 

disbelieve in the verses of Allah they are the losers. 

[39.64] Say, 'O you who are ignorant, is it other than Allah that you would order 

me to worship?' 

[39.65] It has already been revealed to you and to those who have gone before 

you, that if you associate (partners) with Allah, your works would be annulled and 

you will be among the losers. 

[39.66] No, worship Allah and be with those who give thanks! 

The Day of Resurrection [39.67-75] 

[39.67] They have not valued Allah with His true value. But on the Day of 

Resurrection, the entire earth will be in His grip, and the heavens shall be rolled 

up upon in His Right. Exaltations to Him! Exalted high is He above all that they 

associate! 

[39.68] The Horn shall be blown and all who are in heavens and earth shall 

swoon, except those whom Allah wills. Then, the Horn will blow again and they 

shall stand and gaze. 

[39.69] The earth will shine with the Light of its Lord, and the Book (of deeds) will 

be set (in place). The Prophets and witnesses shall be brought and the matter 

will be justly decided between them, and they will not be wronged. 

[39.70] Every soul shall be paid in full according to what it has done, for He 

knows well what they did. 

[39.71] In companies the unbelievers shall be driven into Gehenna. As they draw 

near, its gates will be opened and its keepers will ask them, 'Did there not come 

to you Messengers of your own, who recited to you the verses of your Lord and 

warned you of the encounter of this your Day?' 'Yes indeed,' they will answer. 

And the word of the punishment has been realized against the unbelievers. 

[39.72] It will be said to them, 'Enter the gates of Gehenna and live there for 

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[39.73] Then, those that feared their Lord shall be driven in companies into 

Paradise. When they draw near its gates will be opened, and its keepers will say 

to them, 'Peace be upon you, you have done well. Enter and live in it for ever.' 

Allah is true to His promise [39.74] 

[39.74] They will say, 'Praise belongs to Allah who has been true to His promise 

to us and given us the earth to inherit, that we shall live in Paradise wherever we 

wish.' How excellent is the recompense of those that labor! 

[39.75] And you shall see the angels encircling the Throne exalting with the 

praise of their Lord. And the matter will be justly decided between them, and it 

shall be said, 'Praise belongs to Allah, Lord of all the Worlds!' 

40 The Forgiver - Ghafir 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

[40.1] HaMeem. 

[40.2] The sending down of the Book is from Allah, the Almighty, the Knower. 

Allah forgives sins and accepts repentance [4.3] 

[40.3] The Forgiver of sins and the Acceptor of repentance. Stern in retribution, 

the Bountiful, there is no god except He and to Him is the arrival. 

False arguments that refute the truth [40.4-6] 

[40.4] None but the unbelievers dispute concerning the verses of Allah. So do not 

be deluded by their going to and fro in the land. 

[40.5] The nation of Noah before them belied, and so did the parties after them. 

Every nation strove against their Messenger to seize him, disputing with false 

arguments to refute the truth. Then I seized them, how was My punishment! 

[40.6] And so it is that the Word of your Lord shall be realized against the 

unbelievers they are the inhabitants of the Fire. 

The angels supplicate to Allah for the forgiveness His worshipers [40.7-9] 

[40.7] Those who bear the Throne and those around it exalt with the praise of 

their Lord and believe in Him. They ask forgiveness for the believers (saying), 

'Our Lord, You embrace all things in mercy and knowledge. Forgive those who 

repent and follow Your Way. Shield them against the punishment of Hell. 

[40.8] Admit them, Our Lord, to the Gardens of Eden which You have promised 

them, together with those who were righteous among their fathers, their wives, 

and their offspring. You are the Almighty, the Wise, 

[40.9] and guard them against all evil deeds. Whosoever You guarded against 

evil deeds on that Day, surely, You have had mercy upon them, and that is 

indeed the mighty triumph.' 

The Day of no return [40.10-12] 

[40.1 0] It shall be proclaimed to the unbelievers, 'Surely, the hatred of Allah for 

you is greater than your hatred of yourselves. You were called to belief but 

disbelieved.' 

[40.1 1] They shall say, 'Our Lord, twice You have made us die, and twice You 

have given us life, now, we confess our sins. Is there any way we can be brought 

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[40.12] (They shall be answered), 'That is because you disbelieved when Allah 

alone was supplicated to, but when others were associated with Him you 

believed.' Judgement belongs to Allah, the Most High, the Great. 

Sincerity [40.13-14] 

[40.13] It is He who shows to you His signs and sends down your provision from 

the sky. Yet no one remembers except he who is penitent. 

[40.14] Supplicate then to Allah making your religion sincerely His, even though 

the unbelievers oppose it. 

Allah alone sends down the Revelation [40.15-16] 

[40.15] Exalter in ranks, Owner of the Throne. He lets the spirit (the revelation) 

descend at His order on those of His worshipers whom He chooses, in order that 

He warns of the Day of the Meeting; 

[40.16] the Day when they shall rise up with nothing hidden from Allah. And who 

is the Owner of the Kingdom on that Day? Allah, the One, the Conqueror! 

Allah judges with justice [40.17-22] 

[40.17] On that Day every soul shall be recompensed for its earnings and on that 

Day none shall be wronged. The reckoning of Allah is swift. 

[40.18] Warn them against the Imminent Day when, choking with anguish, the 

hearts will be in their throats, the harm doers will not have a single, loyal friend, 

and there will be no intercessor to be obeyed. 

[40.19] He (Allah) knows the furtive looks of the eyes and what the chests 

conceal. 

[40.20] With justice Allah will judge, but those upon whom they call, other than 

Him, can not judge anything at all! Allah is the Hearer, the Seer. 

The clear signs given to the Messengers of Allah [40.21-22] 

[40.21] Have they never journeyed through the land and seen what was the end 

of those who have gone before them? They were stronger than themselves in 

might and left firmer traces in the earth, but Allah seized them for their sinning, 

and they had none to protect them from Allah. 

[40.22] That was because they disbelieved their Messengers when they came to 

them with clear signs, and so Allah seized them. Surely, He is Strong, and Stern 

in retribution. 

The story of Prophet Moses, Pharaoh and the secret believer [40.23-56] 

[40.23] We sent Moses with Our signs and with clear authority 

[40.24] to Pharaoh, Haman, and Korah. But they said, 'A sorcerer, a liar.' 

[40.25] And when he brought them the truth from Us they said, 'Kill the sons of 

those who believe with him, but spare their women.' But the scheming of the 

unbelievers is always in error. 

[40.26] Pharaoh said, 'Let me kill Moses, then let him call to his Lord! I am fearful 

that he will change your religion or cause mischief in the land.' 

[40.27] Moses said, 'I take refuge in my Lord and in your Lord from every proud 

(person), who does not believe in Day of Reckoning.' 

[40.28] But one of Pharaoh's people, who was in secret a believer, asked, 'Would 

you kill a man because he says, "My Lord is Allah?" He has brought you clear 

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the truth then at least a part of what he promises will befall you. Allah does not 

guide the lying sinner. 

[40.29] O my nation, today the kingdom is yours and you are the masters in the 

land. But, if the might of Allah should come against us, who will help us?' 

Pharaoh said, 'I only let you see what I see. I guide you to the path of 

righteousness!' 

[40.30] The one who believed said, 'I fear for you the like of the day of the 

confederates my nation, 

[40.31] or, something similar to the circumstances of the nations of Noah, Aad, 

and Thamood, and those who came after them. Allah does not want to wrong His 

worshipers. 

[40.32] And, my nation, I fear for you the Day of Calling, 

[40.33] the Day when you will turn in retreat with none to protect you from Allah. 

He whom Allah leads astray has no guide. 

[40.34] Before this, Joseph brought you clear signs, but you continued to be 

doubtful of that which he brought. When he passed away you said, "Allah will 

never send another Messenger after him." As such Allah leads astray the sinner, 

the doubter. 

[40.35] Those who dispute the signs of Allah without any authority having 

reached them are very hateful before Allah and the believers. As such Allah sets 

a seal on every heart that is proud and arrogant.' 

[40.36] Pharaoh said, 'Haman, build me a tower that I can reach the ways, 

[40.37] the ways of heaven so that I may look upon the God of Moses, because I 

think that he is a liar! ' And so Pharaoh's evil deeds were made to seem fair to 

him, and he was barred from the Way. And Pharaoh's guile came to nothing 

except ruin. 

[40.38] He who was a believer said, 'Follow me, my nation, so that I may guide 

you to the Right Path. 

[40.39] O my nation, the life of this world is nothing but an enjoyment, but surely, 

the life of the Everlasting Life is the stable abode. 

[40.40] Those who do an evil deed shall only be rewarded with its like, but those 

who believe and do good works, either men and women, shall enter the Gardens 

of Paradise and are provided for without reckoning. 

[40.41] My nation, how is it that I call you to salvation and you call me to the Fire? 

[40.42] You call me to disbelieve in Allah and to associate with Him that of which 

I know nothing; while I call you to the Almighty, the Forgiving. 

[40.43] There is no doubt that what you call me to has neither a call in this world, 

nor in the Everlasting Life. To Allah we shall return, and the excessive sinners 

are the inhabitants of the Fire. 

[40.44] You will remember what I say to you. To Allah I commit my affair, surely, 

Allah sees His worshipers.' 

[40.45] Allah saved him from the evils that they devised, and an evil punishment 

encompassed Pharaoh's people. 

[40.46] (Before) the Fire they shall be exposed morning and evening, and on the 

Day when the Hour comes, (it will be said), 'Admit the family of Pharaoh into the 

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[40.47] And when they argue with one another in Hell, the weak will say to the 

proud, 'We were your followers, will you help us against any share of the Fire?' 

[40.48] But those who were proud will reply, 'All of us are in it (Hell). Allah has 

judged between His worshipers.' 

[40.49] And those in the Fire will say to the keepers of Gehenna (Hell), 'Call your 

Lord to lessen our punishment for one day!' 

[40.50] But they will say, 'Did your Messengers not come to you with clear signs?' 

'Yes indeed, ' they will answer. And they will reply, 'Then you call.' But the calling 

of the unbelievers is only in error. 

[40.51] Surely, We shall help Our Messengers and the believers both in this 

world and on the Day when the witnesses rise. 

[40.52] On that Day no excuse will benefit the harm doers. Theirs shall be the 

curse, and an evil lodging. 

[40.53] We gave Moses the Guidance and bequeathed upon the Children of 

Israel the Book 

[40.54] for guidance and a reminder for those of understanding. 

[40.55] Therefore have patience; the promise of Allah is true, and ask 

forgiveness of your sins, and exalt with the praise of your Lord in the evening and 

at dawn. 

Pride prompts mankind to dispute the verses of Allah and prevents them 

from supplicating to Allah [40.56-60] 

[40.56] (As for) those who dispute the verses of Allah without authority having 

been given to them, there is nothing in their chests but pride; that, they shall 

never attain. Therefore seek refuge in Allah, surely, He is the Hearer, the Seer. 

[40.57] Indeed, the creation of heavens and earth is greater than the creation of 

mankind, yet most people do not know. 

[40.58] The blind and the seeing are not equal, nor are those who believe and do 

good works, and the wrongdoer yet you seldom reflect. 

[40.59] There is no doubt that the Hour is coming, yet most people do not 

believe. 

[40.60] Your Lord has said, 'Call on Me and I will answer you. Those who are too 

proud to worship Me shall enter Gehenna utterly abject.' 

With the multitude of the signs of Allah that surround us how can people 

turn away from Him? [40.61-77] 

[40.61] It is Allah who made for you the night in which to rest and the day to see. 

Allah is bountiful to the people, yet most people do not give thanks. 

[40.62] Such is Allah, your Lord, the Creator of all things. There is no god except 

He. How then can you turn away from Him? 

[40.63] As such those who disbelieve the signs of Allah turn away. 

[40.64] It is Allah who has given you the earth as a fixed place, and the heaven 

for a canopy. He has shaped you and made you fine images, and provided you 

with goodness. Such is Allah, your Lord. Blessed be Allah, Lord of all the Worlds. 

[40.65] He is the Living; there is no god except He. Supplicate to Him and make 

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[40.66] Say, 'I am forbidden to worship those whom you worship, other than 

Allah. Clear verses have come to me from my Lord and I am commanded to 

surrender to the Lord of the Worlds.' 

[40.67] It is He who created you from dust, then from a (sperm) drop, and then a 

(blood) clot. He then brings you forth as an infant, then you reach your strength, 

after which you come of age though some of you die before it and that you reach 

an appointed term, in order that you understand. 

[40.68] It is He who gives life and makes to die, and when He decrees a thing, 

He says to it, 'Be,' and it is! 

[40.69] Do you not see how those who dispute about the verses of Allah how 

they are turned about? 

[40.70] Those who belie the Book and that with which We sent Our Messengers 

shall soon know. 

[40.71] When the fetters and chains are round their necks they shall be dragged 

[40.72] into boiling water, then, into the Fire they shall be poured. 

[40.73] It will then be asked of them, 'Where are those whom you associated, 

[40.74] other than Allah?' They will reply, 'They have gone astray from us. Indeed 

what we used to call upon before is nothing.' Accordingly, Allah leads the 

unbelievers astray. 

[40.75] (And it will be said), 'That is because you rejoiced on earth in things of 

which you had no right, and were very happy. 

[40.76] Enter the gates of Gehenna and live there for ever. Evil is the lodging of 

the proud.' 

[40.77] Therefore have patience, the Promise of Allah is true. Whether We show 

you something of that We promise them or call you to Us, to Us they shall all 

return. 

Which of the signs of Allah do you disbelieve [40.78-85] 

[40.78] We sent other Messengers before you; of some, We have already told 

you, of others We have not told you. Yet it was not for any Messenger to bring a 

verse except by the permission of Allah. And when the command of Allah comes 

the matter will be justly decided; and the vain-doers will be lost. 

[40.79] It is Allah who has provided you with cattle, some that you ride and some 

that you eat, 

[40.80] and for you there are other uses in them, and that upon them you may 

reach a need in your chests, and upon them and on ships you are carried. 

[40.81] He shows you His signs. Now which of the signs of Allah do you 

disbelieve? 

[40.82] Have they never journeyed through the land and seen what was the end 

of those who have gone before them? They were stronger than themselves in 

might and left firmer traces upon the earth; yet, whatsoever they earned did not 

help them. 

[40.83] When their Messengers brought them clear verses they rejoiced in such 

knowledge as they had; but they were encompassed by that which they mocked. 

[40.84] And when they saw Our Might, they said, 'We believe in Allah alone, and 

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[40.85] But when they saw Our Might their belief did not benefit them! It is the 
way of Allah that has passed concerning His worshipers. There, the unbelievers 
shall be lost. 

41 Distinguished - Fussilat 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

[41.1] HaMeem. 

The Koran gives good news and warns [41.2-8] 

[41 .2] A sending down from the Merciful, the Most Merciful. 

[41 .3] A Book, the verses of which are distinguished, an Arabic Koran for a nation 

who know. 

[41 .4] It bears glad tidings and a warning, yet most of them turn away and do not 

listen. 

[41 .5] They say, 'Our hearts are veiled from that to which you call us, and in our 

ears there is heaviness. And between us and you is a veil. So work (as you will) 

and we are working.' 

[41 .6] Say (Prophet Muhammad), 'I am only a human like you, to whom it is 

revealed that your God is One God. Therefore be straight with Him and ask Him 

to forgive you. Woe to the idolaters, 

[41 .7] who do not pay charity and disbelieve in the Everlasting Life. 

[41 .8] For those who believe and do good works is an enduring wage.' 

The creation of the earth and the heavens [41.9-12] 

[41 .9] Say, 'Do you disbelieve in Him who created the earth in two days? And do 

you set up equals with Him? He is the Lord of the Worlds.' 

[41.10] He set firm mountains on top (of the earth) and He blessed it. And in four 

days He ordained in it many provisions, equal to those who ask. 

[41.11] Then He willed to the heaven when it was smoke, and to it and the earth 

He said, 'Come willingly, or unwillingly.' 'We come willingly,' they answered. 

[41.12] In two days He determined them seven heavens, and He revealed to 

each heaven its commands. We decorated the lowest heaven with lamps and 

preserve them. Such is the decree of the Almighty, the Knower. 

Prophet Muhammad is told to remind people of the devastation that 

overtook former generations because of their disbelief in the message 

given to their prophet [41.13-18] 

[41 .13] But if they turn away, say, 'I have given you warning of a thunderbolt 

similar to that which overtook Aad and Thamood.' 

[41 .14] When their Messengers came to them from before them and behind 

them, (saying), 'Worship none except Allah, ' they answered, 'Had it been the will 

of our Lord, He would have sent down angels. So we disbelieve in the Message 

with which you were sent.' 

[41.15] As for Aad, they behaved proudly in the earth without right. 'Who is 

stronger than us?' they would say. Could they not see that Allah, who created 

them, is stronger than they? But they disbelieved Our signs. 

[41.16] Then, on the ominous days, We loosed against them a howling wind that 

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humiliating will be the punishment of the Everlasting Life and they will not be 

helped. 

[41.17] As for Thamood, We (offered) them Our Guidance, but they preferred 

blindness to guidance. So a thunderbolt of the humiliating punishment seized 

them because of what they had earned; 

[41.18] and We saved those who believed and feared Allah. 

The testifying of the hearing, eyes and skin [41.19-25] 

[41.19] On the Day when the enemies of Allah will be rightfully gathered together 

before Fire, 

[41 .20] when they reach it, their hearing, eyes and skins will testify against them 

for what they were doing. 

[41 .21] 'Why did you bear witness against us, ' they will ask their skins, and they 

will reply, 'Allah has given us speech, as He has given speech to everything. It 

was He who created you the first time, and to Him you shall return. 

[41 .22] It is not that you covered yourselves so that your hearing, eyes and skin 

could not bear witness against you but you thought that Allah did not know much 

of that which you do. 

[41 .23] Rather, it is the thoughts you thought about your Lord that have 

destroyed you, therefore, this morning you find yourselves among the losers.' 

[41 .24] Even if they are patient the Fire shall still be their lodging, and if they seek 

pardon, they shall not be among those who are pardoned. 

[41 .25] We have assigned companions to them, who make what is before them 

and behind them seem fair to them. The statement has been realized against 

them in nations of people and jinn alike that passed away before them they were 

indeed the losers. 

The people of Hell [41.26-29] 

[41 .26] The unbelievers say, 'Do not listen to this Koran, and talk idly about it so 

that you might be overcome.' 

[41 .27] We will let the unbelievers taste a terrible punishment, and recompense 

them with the worst of what they were doing. 

[41 .28] The Fire that is the recompense of the enemies of Allah. There it is that 

they will be lodged for eternity, a recompense for their disbelief of Our verses. 

[41 .29] The unbelievers will say, 'Lord, show us the jinn and people who led us 

astray, to put them under our feet so that they are among the lowest.' 

The people of Paradise [41 .30-33] 

[41 .30] The angels will descend on those who said, 'Allah is Our Lord,' and have 

then gone straight, (saying,) 'Be neither fearful, nor sad; rejoice in the Paradise 

you have been promised. 

[41 .31] We are your guides in this world and in the Everlasting Life. There, you 

shall have all that your souls desire, and all that you ask for 

[41 .32] as hospitality from One, the Forgiving, the Most Merciful.' 

[41 .33] And, who is better in saying than he who invites to Allah, does what is 

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Good and evil deeds [41.34] 

[41 .34] Good and evil deeds are not equal. Repel with that which is most just, 

and see, the one whom there is enmity between you will be as if he were a loyal 

guide. 

[41 .35] But none will receive it except those who are patient and, none shall 

receive it, except he who has a great share. 

Seek refuge with Allah when you are provoked by satan [41.36] 

[41 .36] If a provocation from satan should provoke you, seek refuge in Allah. He 

is the Hearer, the Knower. 

The sun and moon prostrate themselves before Allah [41.37] 

[41 .37] Among His signs are the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. 

But do not prostrate yourselves before the sun or the moon; rather prostrate 

before Allah, who created them both, if it is He whom you worship. 

Description of a believer [41.38] 

[41 .38] But if they become proud, those who are with your Lord exalt Him by day 

and night, and never grow weary. 

The signs of Allah in the earth [41.39] 

[41 .39] And among His signs is that you see the earth humble; then when He 

sends down rain upon it, it quivers and swells. He who revives is He who revives 

the dead, surely, He is powerful over everything. 

There is no falsehood in the Koran [41.40- 

[41 .40] Those who disbelieve Our verses when it comes to them are not hidden 

from Us. Is he who is cast in the Fire better than he who comes in safety on the 

Day of Resurrection? Do as you will, surely, He sees the things you do. 

[41 .41] Those who disbelieve in the Remembrance when it comes to them and 

indeed this is a Mighty Book 

[41 .42] falsehood does not come to it from before it or from behind it. It is a 

sending down from the One, the Wise, the Praised. 

[41 .43] Nothing that is said to you has not already been said to other Messengers 

before you. Indeed, your Lord is a Lord of forgiveness, but stern in retribution. 

[41 .44] Had We made the Koran in a non-Arabic (language) they would have 

said, 'If only its verses were distinguished! Why in (a) non-Arabic (language, 

when the Prophet is) an Arab? ' Say, 'To the believers it is a guidance and a 

healing. But to those who do not believe, there is a heaviness in their ears, to 

them it is blindness. They are those called from afar.' 

Those who disputed the Book given to Moses [41.45] 

[41 .45] We gave the Book to Moses, but there were disputes about it, and had it 

not been for a Word that preceded from your Lord (their disputes) would have 

been decided between them. But they are in disquieting doubt about it. 

Allah does not wrong His worshipers [41.46] 

[41 .46] He who does good does it for himself; and he who does evil does so 

against it. Your Lord never wrongs His worshipers. 

Those who were associated with Allah will desert their followers [41.47-48] 

[41 .47] To Him is referred the knowledge of the Hour. No fruit sprouts forth from 

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the Day He will call to them, 'Where then are My associates?' they will reply, 'We 

proclaim to You that none of us can bear witness.' 

[41 .48] Those they used to call upon before will go away from them, and they 

shall think that they have no asylum. 

The ingratitude of mankind [41.49-54] 

[41 .49] Mankind never wearies of supplicating for goodness, but when evil befalls 

him he is downcast and (grows) desperate. 

[41 .50] And if We give him a taste of mercy from Us after his affliction has 

befallen him, he is sure to say, 'This is my own. I do not think the Hour will ever 

come. And even if I am returned to my Lord, with Him there is for me the finest 

reward (Paradise).' Then, We shall tell the unbelievers what they did and let them 

taste a harsh punishment. 

[41 .51] When We favor a human, he swerves away and withdraws aside, but 

when evil befalls him he is full of unending prayer. 

[41 .52] Say, 'Think, if this (Koran) is indeed from Allah, and you disbelieve in it, 

who is further astray than he who is in a wide schism? 

[41 .53] We will show them Our signs in all the horizons and in themselves, until it 

is clear to them that it is the truth. Is it not sufficient that your Lord is witness over 

everything?' 

[41 .54] Are they not in doubt concerning the Meeting with their Lord? Attention, 

He encompasses everything. 

42 The Consultation - Ash-Shurah 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

[42.1] HaMeem 

[42.2] 'AeenSeenQaaf 

The angels exalt Allah and ask Him for our forgiveness [42.3-5] 

[42.3] As such Allah, the Almighty, the Wise reveals to you (Prophet Muhammad) 

and to those before you. 

[42.4] To Him belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth. He is the 

High, the Exalted. 

[42.5] The heavens nearly break apart above them as the angels exalt with the 

praise of their Lord and ask forgiveness for those on earth. Indeed Allah is the 

Forgiving, the Most Merciful. 

[42.6] As for those who take guardians for themselves, other than Him, Allah is 

the Warden over them. You are not a guardian over them. 

Prophet Muhammad starts his preaching in Mecca [42.7] 

[42.7] As such We have revealed to you an Arabic Koran, so that you can warn 

the Mother of Villages (Mecca) and all who live about it, and that you also warn 

them of the Day of Gathering in which there is no doubt that a division will be in 

Paradise, and a division in the Blaze. 

Diversity [42.8] 

[42.8] Had it been the Will of Allah, He would have made them all one nation. But 

He admits into His Mercy whom He will, the harm doers shall have neither a 

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Allah revives the dead [42.9] 

[42.9] Or have they taken to themselves guardians other than Him? But Allah, He 

is the Guardian. He revives the dead and has power over all things. 

Allah is the Judge between us all [42.10] 

[42.10] Whatever you differ upon, its judgement belongs to Allah. Such is Allah, 

my Lord, in Him I have put my trust, and to Him I turn in repentance. 

There is nothing like Allah and everything belongs to Him [42.11-12] 

[42.1 1] The Originator of the heavens and the earth, He has given you from 

yourselves, pairs, and also pairs of cattle, thereby multiplying you. There is 

nothing like Him. He is the Hearer, the Seer. 

[42.12] To Him belongs the keys of the heavens and the earth. He outspreads 

and withholds His provisions to whom He will, surely, He has knowledge of all 

things. 

The religion and message brought by all the Prophets in undivided, all the 

Prophets preached the Oneness of the Creator and divisions in religion 

came about through the arrogance of others. Islam is the final message 

sent for all peoples of the world and the Koran is protected by Allah so we 

might be guided [42.13-23] 

[42.13] He has made plain for you the Religion with which He charged Noah and 

that which We have revealed to you, and that with which We charged (Prophets) 

Abraham, Moses and Jesus, (saying), 'Establish the Religion and do not be 

divided therein.' That which you invite them to is too overwhelming for the 

idolaters. Allah brings close to Himself whom He will, and guides to Him those 

who turn in repentance. 

[42.14] Yet they became divided only after knowledge had reached them from 

their own insolence. And had it not been for a Word that had preceded from your 

Lord, till an appointed term, it would have been determined between them. But 

those who inherited the Book after them are in disquieting doubt about it, 

[42.1 5] so invite and go straight as you are ordered, and do not follow their 

desires and say, 'I believe in whatever Book Allah has sent down. I am ordered to 

be just among you. Allah is our Lord and your Lord. We have our deeds and you 

have yours; there is no argument between us and you, Allah will bring us all 

together, to Him is the arrival.' 

[42.16] As for those who argue concerning Allah after being answered, their 

arguments will be annulled before their Lord, and His Wrath will fall upon them, 

and for them there is a terrible punishment. 

[42.17] It is Allah who has sent down the Book in truth and the Scale. And what 

will let you know? The Hour is near. 

[42.1 8] Those who disbelieve in it seek to hasten it, but the believers are in fear 

of it, knowing it to be the truth. Indeed, those who doubt the Hour have strayed 

far away. 

[42.19] Allah is Subtle towards His worshipers, and provides for whosoever He 

will. He is the Strong, the Almighty. 

[42.20] Whoever hopes for the tillage of the Everlasting Life, We will increase his 

tillage; and whoever hopes for the tillage of this world, We give him some of it, 

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[42.21] Or do they have associates who have made lawful to them in religion 

what Allah has not permitted? Had it not been for the Decisive Word, it would 

have been decided between them. For the evildoers there is a painful 

punishment. 

[42.22] You shall see the harm doers in fear of what they have earned as it is 

about to fall on them. But those who believe and do good deeds shall live in the 

meadows of the Gardens and from their Lord they will have all that they desire 

that is the great bounty. 

[42.23] This is the glad tidings that Allah gives to His worshipers, who believe 

and do good works. Say, 'For this I ask of you no wage except the love of the 

(Prophet's) relatives. We will add good to whosoever gains a good deed. Allah is 

the Forgiving and the Thanker.' 

Allah wipes out falsehood and verifies the truth [42.24] 

[42.24] Or do they say, 'He has forged a lie about Allah? But if Allah wills He 

could set a seal upon your heart. Allah wipes out falsehood and verifies the truth 

by His Words. He knows the innermost of the chests. 

The mercy and blessings of Allah [42.25-28] 

[42.25] It is He who accepts the repentance of His worshipers and pardons their 

evil deeds. He has knowledge of what you do. 

[42.26] He answers those who believe and do good deeds, and He increases 

them from His bounty. But for the unbelievers there is a terrible punishment. 

[42.27] If Allah had expanded His provision to His worshipers, they would 

become tyrannical in the earth, but He sends down to them what He will in due 

measure; He is Aware and sees His worshipers. 

[42.28] It is He who sends down rain for them after they despaired, and He 

unfolds His Mercy. He is the Guardian, the Praised. 

The signs of Allah throughout creation [42.29-36] 

[42.29] Among His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth and the 

crawling things which He has dispersed in them. If He will, He is Able to gather 

all of them. 

[42.30] If affliction befalls you, it is what your own hands have earned, but He 

pardons a lot. 

[42.31] You are not able to frustrate Him in the earth, nor do you have a guardian 

and a helper other than Allah. 

[42.32] And among His signs are the ships that run on the sea like mountains 

and 

[42.33] if He will, He calms the wind so that they remain motionless upon its 

back, surely, there are signs in this for every thankful, patient (person). 

[42.34] Or, He wrecks them for what they have earned, but He pardons a lot. 

[42.35] Those who dispute Our verses may know that they have no asylum. 

[42.36] That which you have been given is but the enjoyment of the present life. 

Better and more enduring is that which Allah has for those who believe and put 

their trust in their Lord. 

Description of believers [42.37-39] 

[42.37] And those who avoid the major sins and indecencies and, when angered, 

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[42.38] those who answer their Lord, establish the prayers, and their affairs are 

by consultation; who spend of that which We have given them, 

[42.39] and when harmed they become victorious. 

When you forgive and reform your wage is with Allah [42.40-43] 

[42.40] The recompense of a sin is a sin like it, but whosoever forgives and seeks 

to reform, his wage will be with Allah. Surely, He does not love the harm doers. 

[42.41] And whosoever harms after he has been harmed there is no blame upon 

them. 

[42.42] The blame is only against those who wrong people, and are wrongfully 

insolent in the earth, for them there is a painful punishment. 

[42.43] Surely, he who bears patiently and forgives indeed that is true constancy. 

The losers and the winners [42.44-46] 

[42.44] He whom Allah leads astray has none to protect him thereafter. You will 

see the harm doers when they see the punishment saying, 'Is there a way back?' 

[42.45] You shall see them exposed before it, humbled in shame and looking 

upon it with a furtive glance and the believers will say, 'Indeed, the losers are 

they who lose themselves and their families on the Day of Resurrection.' The 

harm doers shall suffer an everlasting punishment. 

[42.46] They shall have none to protect or help them other than Allah. He whom 

Allah leads astray there is no way for him. 

Answer your Creator while there is still time [42.47-48] 

[42.47] Answer your Lord before that Day arrives which cannot be turned back 

from Allah, for you on that Day there shall be neither shelter, nor denial. 

[42.48] But if they turn away, We have not sent you (Prophet Muhammad) to be 

their (compulsory) guardian. It is only for you to deliver (the Message). When We 

give the human a taste of Our Mercy, he rejoices because of it; but when, 

because of what he has earned, evil befalls him, the human is ungrateful. 

The ownership of the heavens and earth [42.49] 

[42.49] To Allah belongs the Kingdom of the heavens and the earth. He creates 

what He will. He gives females to whom He will and males to whom He will. 

[42.50] Or, He couples them, both males and females, and to others, if He will, 

He makes them barren. Surely, He is the Knower, the Powerful. 

Who does Allah speak too? [42.51-52] 

[42.51] It does not belong to any human that Allah should speak to him except by 

Revelation, or from behind a veil, or that He sent a Messenger to reveal 

whatsoever He will by His Permission. He is the High, the Wise. 

The Straight Path [42.52-53] 

[42.52] As such We have revealed to you (Prophet Muhammad) a spirit (the 

revelation of the Koran) from Our Ordinance. You did not know what the Book 

was, nor belief, but We made it a light whereby We guide those of Our 

worshipers whom We will. And you (Prophet Muhammad), you, surely guide to a 

Straight Path. 

[42.53] The Path of Allah, to whom belongs all that is in the heavens and all that 

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43 Gold - Az-Zukhruf 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

[43.1] HaMeem. 

Since the beginning of creation, Allah in His Mercy, kept sending His 

prophets to guide mankind, however most people rejected His messengers 

and paid no heed to His signs. It was because of their disbelief that many 

cities were destroyed and remain as a warning [43.2-14] 

[43.2] By the Clear Book 

[43.3] We have made it an Arabic Koran in order that you understand. 

[43.4] It is in the Origin of the Book with Us, sublime and wise. 

[43.5] Shall We turn away the Remembrance from you because you are a sinful 

nation? 

[43.6] How many a Prophet did We send to the ancients, 

[43.7] no Prophet came to them except that they mocked him, 

[43.8] so We destroyed those who were mightier in courage than they. And the 

example of the ancients has passed away. 

[43.9] Yet, if you ask them who created the heavens and the earth, they will 

answer, 'The Almighty, the Knower created them.' 

[43.10] (It is) He who made the earth to be a cradle for you and made in it ways 

for you, in order that you are guided. 

[43.1 1] And (it is He), who sends down water from the sky in its measure thereby 

We revive the land that was dead, as such you shall be brought forth. 

[43.12] And, (it is He) who has created all the pairs and appointed for you ships 

and the cattle on which you ride, 

[43.13] so that you can sit upon their backs and then remember the Favors of 

your Lord and say, 'Exaltations to Him who has subjected these to us otherwise, 

we ourselves were not capable of it, 

[43.14] indeed, to our Lord we are turning.' 

The questioning of those who assigned daughters to Allah [43.15-20] 

[43.15] Yet they assign to Him some of His own (created) worshipers! Clearly, 

the human is unthankful. 

[43.16] Or, has He taken daughters from those He has created for Himself and 

favored sons for you? 

[43.1 7] Yet when one of them is given glad news of (a daughter) that which he 

likened to the Merciful his face darkens and he chokes inwardly (with gloom). 

[43.18] (As such they attribute to Allah) who is brought up among ornaments but 

when disputes arise are powerless. 

[43.1 9] They claim that the angels, who are themselves the worshipers of the 

Merciful, are females. Did they witness their creation! Their witness shall be 

written down and they shall be questioned. 

[43.20] They say, 'Had it been the will of the Merciful, we would never have 

worshipped them.' Of this they have no knowledge, they are but guessing. 

The futility of following baseless traditions rather than the message and 

warning sent by Allah via His prophets [43.21-30] 

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[43.22] No, but they say, 'We found our fathers following a creed, and by 

following in their footsteps we are guided.' 

[43.23] As such, We never sent a warner before you to a village, except those 

living in luxury said, 'We found our fathers following a creed, and by following in 

their footsteps we are guided.' 

[43.24] Say, 'What then if I bring you a better guidance than that you found your 

fathers following?' But they reply, 'We disbelieve in that you have been sent with.' 

[43.25] So We took vengeance upon them, and see how the end was of those 

who lied. 

[43.26] (Remember) when Abraham, said to his father and his nation, 'I am quit 

from what you worship, 

[43.27] except Him who originated me, for He will guide me.' 

[43.28] He made this an abiding word among his descendants, in order that they 

would return. 

[43.29] I gave them and their fathers days of enjoyment until the truth and a clear 

Messenger came to them. 

[43.30] But when the truth came to them, they said, 'This is sorcery, we 

disbelieve in it.' 

The elders of the Koraysh tribe enviously resent that Prophet Muhammad, 

an orphan, was blessed to be chosen as the Messenger of Allah [43.31-32] 

[43.31] They also said, 'Why was this Koran not sent down to a great man from 

the two Villages?' 

[43.32] What, is it they who divide the Mercy of your Lord! (It is) We who divided 

between them their livelihoods in this life, raising some in rank above others, so 

that some may take the other into his service. Your Lord's Mercy is better than all 

they gather. 

[43.33] If it were not that mankind would be one nation We would have made for 

whosoever disbelieves in the Merciful silver roofs upon their houses, and stairs to 

climb, 

[43.34] with doors to their houses and couches on which to recline; 

[43.35] and gold, surely, all this is but the enjoyment of this present life. The 

Everlasting Life with your Lord is for those who fear (Him). 

The companion of satan [43.36-43] 

[43.36] To whosoever blinds himself from the Remembrance of the Merciful, We 

shall assign him a satan so he is his companion, 

[43.37] and they bar them from the Way, though they themselves think that they 

are guided. 

[43.38] And when he comes before Us, he shall say, 'Would that there had been 

between me and you, the distance of the two Easts!' Evil is the companion. 

[43.39] Because of the harm you did, it would be of no benefit to you today, you 

are partners in the punishment. 

[43.40] What, will you make the deaf hear, or guide the blind and he who is in 

clear error? 

[43.41] Even if We take you away, We shall take vengeance upon them, 

[43.42] or We show you a part of that which We have promised them, for indeed 

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The Straight Path is a reminder [43.43-45] 

[43.43] Therefore, hold fast to that which is revealed to you, indeed, you are on 

the Straight Path. 

[43.44] It is indeed a Reminder to you and to your nation, and without doubt you 

shall be questioned. 

[43.45] Ask Our Messengers whom We sent before you if We have ever made 

gods, other than the Merciful, to be worshipped. 

Pharaoh laughed at the signs of Allah and belied Moses and Aaron [43.46- 

56] 

[43.46] We sent Moses with Our signs to Pharaoh and his Council, and he said, 'I 

am the Messenger of the Lord of the Worlds.' 

[43.47] But when he showed them Our signs they laughed at them, 

[43.48] yet there was not a sign that We showed them that was not greater than 

its sister, and We seized them with the punishment so that they might return. 

[43.49] 'Sorcerer, ' they said, 'pray to your Lord for us in accordance to the 

covenant He has made with you, and surely we shall be rightly guided! ' 

[43.50] But when We had relieved them of their punishment they broke their 

promise. 

[43.51] Then Pharaoh made a proclamation to his people, 'My people, is the 

kingdom of Egypt not mine and these rivers which flow beneath me? What, can 

you not see? 

[43.52] Am I not better than this contemptible (man), who can scarcely make 

things clear (because of the impediment of his speech)? 

[43.53] Why have no armlets of gold been given him, or angels sent down 

successively with him?' 

[43.54] He (Pharaoh) intimidated his nation, so they obeyed him, for they were a 

sinning nation. 

[43.55] And when they angered Us, We took vengeance on them and drowned 

all of them, 

[43.56] and We made them a thing of the past, and We made them an example 

to later people. 

Jesus was a prophet sent to the Children of Israel [43.57-59] 

[43.57] When the son of Mary is mentioned as an example, your people turn 

away from it 

[43.58] and say, 'What are our gods better, or is he?' They do not mention him to 

you except to dispute, truly, they are a contentious nation. 

[43.59] He (Prophet Jesus) was only a worshiper whom We favored and We 

made him an example to the Children of Israel. 

[43.60] Had it been Our Will We would have made angels among you as 

successors in the earth. 

satan is the clear of mankind [43.61-62] 

[43.61] It is the knowledge of the Hour. Have no doubt concerning it, and follow 

me. This is a Straight Path, 

[43.62] and do let satan prevent you, for he is your clear enemy. 

Jesus orders his followers to worship Allah and tells them that this is the 

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[43.63] And when (Prophet) Jesus came with clear signs, he said, 'I have come 

to you with wisdom and to clarify to you some of the matters about which you 

differ. Fear Allah and obey me. 

[43.64] Indeed, Allah is my Lord and your Lord, therefore worship Him. That is 

the Straight Path.' 

[43.65] Yet the parties differed among themselves. So woe to those who did evil 

among the punishment of a Painful Day. 

[43.66] Are they looking for anything except the Hour (to overtake them). It will 

come upon them suddenly when they are unaware! 

The inheritors of Paradise and the inheritors of Hell [43.67-80] 

[43.67] On that Day close friends shall become enemies of each other, except 

those who fear (Allah). 

[43.68] O My worshipers, there is no fear for you on this Day, nor will you grieve 

[43.69] to those who believed in Our verses and were Muslims, 

[43.70] (it will be said) 'You and your spouses, enter, walking with joy into 

Paradise! ' 

[43.71] To them will be passed large platters and cups of gold. There will be all 

that souls desire and all that eyes delight in. (And it will be said,) 'There you shall 

live for ever. 

[43.72] Such is the Paradise you shall inherit, for the things you did. 

[43.73] You shall have therein abundant fruit to eat.' 

[43.74] But the evildoers shall live for ever in the punishment of Gehenna (Hell), 

[43.75] which will not be lightened for them, and therein they shall be silent. 

[43.76] We did not wrong them, but they were harm doers. 

[43.77] 'O Malik, ' (the angel of Hell) they will call out, let your Lord put an end to 

us! ' But he will answer, 'Here you shall stay.' 

[43.78] We brought you the truth, but most of you were averse to the truth. 

[43.79] Or have they devised a matter! We are devising. 

[43.80] Do they think We do not hear their secret and that which they conspire! 

Yes, indeed Our angels, who are present with them write it down. 

Allah orders Prophet Muhammad to say that if He had a son, he would be 

the first to worship him [43.81-89] 

[43.81] Say (Prophet Muhammad), 'If the Merciful had a son, I would be the first 

of the worshipers. 

[43.82] Exaltations be to the Lord of the heavens and the earth, the Lord of the 

Throne, above that which they describe!' 

[43.83] Let them alone to plunge and play, until they encounter that Day of theirs 

which they are promised. 

[43.84] He who is God in the heavens is also God in the earth; He is the Wise, 

the Knower. 

[43.85] Exaltations to Him to whom belong the Kingdom of the heavens and the 

earth, and all that is between them! With Him is the knowledge of the Hour and to 

Him you shall be returned. 

[43.86] Those whom they call upon, other than Him, have no power to intercede 

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[43.87] Yet if you ask them, 'Who created you?' they will say, 'Allah.' How then 
can they turn away from Him? 

[43.88] And for his saying, 'My Lord, these are an unbelieving nation,' 
[43.89] pardon them, and say, 'Peace', soon they will know. 

44 The Smoke - Ad-Dukhan 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

[44.1] HaMeem 

[44.2] By the Clear Book 

[44.3] that We sent down during a Blessed Night. We are ever warning. 

[44.4] In it every wise matter is determined 

[44.5] an order from Us. We are ever sending. 

[44.6] A Mercy from your Lord, He is the Hearer, the Knower. 

[44.7] Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, if you are 

certain (of your faith). 

[44.8] There is no god except He. He revives and causes to die. (He is) your Lord 

and the Lord of your fathers, the ancients. 

[44.9] Yet they are in doubt, playing. 

[44.10] Watch for the Day when the heaven will bring clear smoke, 

[44.1 1] engulfing the people; this will be a painful punishment. 

[44.12] 'Our Lord, remove this punishment from us, we are believers. ' 

[44.13] But how will they avail themselves of the Reminder, when a clear 

Messenger had already come to them 

[44.14] but then they turned away from him, saying, 'He is tutored, mad!' 

[44.15] We are removing the punishment a little, but you revert. 

[44.1 6] But on that Day We will assault them most mightily, and then We shall 

revenge! 

[44.17] We tried Pharaoh's nation before them. A noble Messenger came to 

them, 

[44.18] (saying,) 'Be obedient to me O worshipers of Allah. I am your honest 

Messenger. 

[44.19] Do not rise up against Allah, I come to you with clear authority. 

[44.20] I take refuge with my Lord and your Lord lest you stone me. 

[44.21] And if you do not believe me, then leave me!' 

[44.22] Then he supplicated to his Lord saying, 'These are sinful people.' 

[44.23] (His Lord answered), 'Set out with My worshipers in the night, for you will 

surely be followed. 

[44.24] Then leave the sea calm they are an army that will be drowned.' 

[44.25] How many gardens and fountains did they leave behind, 

[44.26] and sown fields, fine sitting places, 

[44.27] and good things in which they took delight. 

[44.28] As such (it was). And We made other people inherit them. 

[44.29] Neither heaven nor earth shed tears for them; nor were they respited, 

[44.30] and We saved the Children of Israel from a humiliating punishment 

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[44.32] and We chose them, out of a knowledge above the nations (of their time). 

[44.33] And gave signs to them in which there was a clear trial. 

[44.34] Yet these say, 

[44.35] 'There is nothing except the first death, we shall never be revived. 

[44.36] Bring us our fathers, if what you say is true.' 

[44.37] Are they better or the people of Tubba' and those who were before them 

whom We destroyed? Indeed they were sinners. 

[44.38] It was not in play that We created the heavens and the earth and all that 

is between them. 

[44.39] We created them in nothing else except the truth. But most do not know. 

[44.40] The Day of Decision is the appointed time for all. 

[44.41] On that Day no cousin shall help his cousin and they shall not be helped 

[44.42] except those on whom Allah will have mercy. He is the Almighty, the Most 

Merciful. 

[44.43] The food of the Zakkum tree 

[44.44] shall be the food of the guilty sinners. 

[44.45] Like molten copper boiling in the belly 

[44.46] as the boiling of the hot water. 

[44.47] 'Seize him and drag him into the center of Hell. 

[44.48] Then pour the punishment of boiling water over his head, 

[44.49] (Saying), 'Taste, surely you are the mighty and noble! 

[44.50] This is that which you doubted.' 

[44.51] Indeed, for those who feared (Allah) is a secure place 

[44.52] amidst gardens and fountains, 

[44.53] dressed in silks and brocade, set face to face. 

[44.54] As such, We shall wed them to wideeyed houris (the virgins of Paradise). 

[44.55] There in security, they will call for every kind of fruit. 

[44.56] There they shall not taste death, except the first death, and He will shield 

them from the punishment of Hell, 

[44.57] as a bounty from your Lord. That will be the mighty triumph. 

[44.58] We have now made it easy on your tongue, in order that they remember. 

[44.59] So be watchful, they too are watching. 

45 The Kneeling - Al-Jathiah 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

[45.1] HaMeem. 

If the Words of Allah and His signs are not believed, in what will people 

believe? [45.2-11] 

[45.2] The sending down of the Book is from Allah, the Almighty, the Wise. 

[45.3] Indeed, there are signs in the heavens and earth for believers, 

[45.4] and in your creation, and in the crawling things that He has scattered far 

and near, there are signs for a nation whose belief is certain, 

[45.5] and in the alternation of the night and day, in the provision Allah sends 

down from heaven with which the earth is revived after its death, and in the 

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[45.6] Such are the verses of Allah. We recite them to you in truth. So in what 

speech, after Allah and His signs, will they believe? 

[45.7] Woe to all the guilty impostors! 

[45.8] He hears the verses of Allah recited to him and then, as though he never 

heard them, persists in insolence. Give to him the glad tidings of a painful 

punishment. 

[45.9] As for he who knows something of Our verses and then mocks them for 

those there is a humiliating punishment. 

[45.10] Gehenna (Hell) is behind them, all that they have earned shall not help 

them at all, nor shall those they took as guardians, other than Allah. For them 

there is a mighty punishment. 

[45.1 1] This is guidance; for those who disbelieve in the verses of their Lord the 

anger of the painful punishment awaits them. 

Stop and think [45.12-13] 

[45.12] It is Allah who has subjected to you the sea so that ships run upon it at 

His command, and so that you may seek His bounty and be thankful. 

[45.13] He has subjected to you whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth; all is 

from Him. Surely, there are signs in this for people who contemplate. 

Muslims are to be tolerant and leave the outcome to Allah [45.14-15] 

[45.14] Tell the believers to forgive those who do not look for the Days of Allah, 

so that He recompenses the people for what they have earned. 

[45.1 5] He who does what is right does it for his own gain, and he who does evil 

does so at his own loss, then to your Lord you shall all return. 

The blessings and mercy of Allah to the Children of Israel for their belief in 

one God and those amongst them debated about the Truth of Allah [45.16- 

17] 

[45.16] We gave to the Children of Israel the Book, judgment and prophethood. 

We provided them with good things and preferred them above the worlds (of their 

time). 

[45.1 7] We gave them clear signs of the Command; yet it was not until after 

knowledge had come to them that they differed among themselves, and were 

insolent to each other. On the Day of Resurrection your Lord will indeed decide 

their differences. 

Prophet Muhammad, the last prophet of Allah, was given the Law of Allah 

[45.18-20] 

[45.18] And now, We have set you on the jurisprudence of the Command, 

therefore follow it and do not follow the desires of those who do not know. 

[45.1 9] Indeed, they will not help you at all against Allah. The harm doers are 

guides of each other; but Allah is the Guide of the cautious. 

[45.20] These are clear proofs for people, a guidance, and mercy for those who 

are certain (of the Resurrection) in belief. 

Evil and good deeds [45.21-22] 

[45.21 ] Do those who commit evil deeds think that We will make them (equal) to 

the believers who do good works, so that in life and death they shall be alike? 

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[45.22] Allah created the heavens and the earth in truth and that each soul shall 
be recompensed for what it earned, they shall not be wronged. 
Those who follow the frailties of personal desire in preference to the 
infallible guidance of Allah [45.23] 

[45.23] Have you seen he who took his desire for a god? With knowledge, Allah 

has led him astray, setting a seal upon his hearing and heart, and has made a 

veil over his eyes, who then shall guide him after Allah? Will you not then 

remember! 

The denial of the fact that it is just as easy for Allah to create us as it is for 

Him to resurrect us with His command "Be" and it becomes [45.24-37] 

[45.24] They say, There is nothing except this life, we die and we live, it is only 

time that destroys us.' Surely, of this they have no knowledge, they are just 

guessing. 

[45.25] And when Our verses are recited to them, their only argument is, 'Bring 

our fathers back to us, if what you say is true!' 

[45.26] Say, 'Allah revives you and causes you to die. Then, He shall gather you 

on the Day of Resurrection, and of this there is no doubt, yet most people do not 

know.' 

Losers and winners [45.27-35] 

[45.27] To Allah belongs the Kingdom in the heavens and the earth. On the Day 

when the Hour comes, those who disbelieved shall be the losers. 

[45.28] You shall see every nation hobbling on their knees. Each nation shall be 

summoned to its Book. (And it will be said,) 'This Day, you shall be recompensed 

for what you were doing. 

[45.29] This is Our Book that speaks with the truth over you. We have recorded 

all that you were doing.' 

[45.30] As for those who have believed and done good works, their Lord will 

admit them into His Mercy that is a mighty triumph! 

[45.31] But, to the unbelievers (it will be said), 'Were My verses not recited to 

you, but you were proud and were you not a sinful nation?' 

[45.32] When it was said, 'The promise of Allah is true, and of the Hour there is 

no doubt,' you replied, 'We do not know what the Hour is, we guess, assuming, 

and we are by no means certain.' 

[45.33] The evil of their deeds will appear to them, and they shall be 

encompassed by that they mocked, 

[45.34] and it shall be said, 'Today, We will forget you as you yourselves forgot 

that you would encounter this Day. The Fire shall be your refuge, and none will 

help you. 

[45.35] That is because you took the verses of Allah (the Koran) in mockery, and 

you were deluded by your worldly life.' So that Day they will not be brought out 

of it; nor shall they be repentant. 

Praise and pride belong to Allah [45.36-37] 

[45.36] Praise, belongs to Allah, the Lord of the heavens and the earth, the Lord 

of the Worlds. 

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46 The Valley of Al-Ahqaf - Al-Ahqaf 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

[46.1] HaMeem. 

Allah challenges those who do not believe to show those who believe what 

their associates have created [46.2-8] 

[46.2] The sending down of the Book is from Allah, the Almighty, the Wise. 

[46.3] It was in truth that We created the heavens and the earth, and all that is 

between them, for an appointed term. Yet the unbelievers do not turn away from 

that which they were warned. 

[46.4] Say, 'Have you seen those whom you call upon, other than Allah? Show 

me what they have created from the earth! Or, do they have a partnership in the 

heavens? Bring me a Book before this or some other remnant of knowledge, if 

what you say is true.' 

[46.5] Who is further astray than he who calls upon, other than Allah, those who 

will never answer him till the Day of Resurrection, who are indeed, heedless of 

their supplication? 

Those who were worshipped other, than Allah, will disown their followers 

[46.6] 

[46.6] And, when mankind are gathered, those will become their enemies and 

disown their worship. 

Prophet Muhammad is accused of forging the Koran, yet Allah Himself 

bears witness that the Koran is from Him alone [46.7- 

[46.7] When Our clear verses are recited to them, the unbelievers say of the truth 

that came to them, 'This is clear sorcery.' 

[46.8] Or, do they say, 'He has forged it?' Say, 'If I have forged it, then you have 

no power to help me against Allah, He knows what you say. It is sufficient that He 

is the Witness between me and you. He is the Forgiving, the Most Merciful.' 

Allah confirms that Prophet Muhammad is indeed His Messenger. The 

prophecy of Jesus is fulfilled Prophet Muhammad, " A messenger will 

come who will not speak from himself, but only with the Words of Allah 

[46.9-10] 

[46.9] Say, 'I am not an innovation among the Messengers; nor know what will be 

done with me or you. I follow only what is revealed to me; I am only a clear 

warner.' 

A sincere witness from the Children of Israel put aside racial pride and 

recognizes, and testifies that the Koran is from Allah [46.10-14] 

[46.10] Say, 'Consider, if this (Koran) is from Allah and you disbelieve in it, and a 

witness from the Children of Israel testifies to its like and believes, while you are 

proud! Indeed, Allah does not guide the harm doers.' 

[46.1 1] The unbelievers say of the believers, 'Had it been any good they would 

not have believed in it before us.' And because they are not guided by it they say, 

'This is an ancient falsehood.' 

[46.12] Yet before it there was the Book of Moses which was an authority, and a 

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Arabic tongue, to warn the harm doers and to give glad tidings to those who do 

good. 

[46.13] Those who say, 'Our Lord is Allah,' and follow the Straight Path shall 

have nothing to fear nor shall they sorrow. 

[46.14] Those, they shall be for ever the inhabitants of Paradise, a recompense 

for what they did. 

Kindness to one's parents [46.15-18] 

[46.15] We have charged the human to be kind to his parents. With much pain 

his mother bore him, and with much pain she gave birth to him; his bearing and 

weaning are thirty months. When he grows to manhood and attains his fortieth 

year, he says, 'Make me so disposed My Lord, so that I give thanks for the favors 

with which You have blessed me, my father and mother, and that I will do good 

deeds that will please You. And, make me righteous and also my descendants. 

To You I repent, and I am among those who surrender.' 

[46.1 6] Such are those from whom We will accept the best of what they have 

done and whose evil deeds We shall overlook. Those, they are among the 

inhabitants of Paradise; true is the promise that has been promised them. 

[46.17] But he who says to his father and his mother, 'Fie on you! Do you 

promise me that I shall be brought forth, when entire generations have passed 

away before me?' Yet they supplicate to Allah for help 'Woe to you! Believe, 

surely the promise of Allah is true.' Then he says, 'This is nothing but fairytales of 

the ancients.' 

[46.18] Such are they against whom the statement is realized concerning the 

nations of humans and jinn alike that passed away before them; they were the 

losers. 

Pride and debauchery [46.19-20] 

[46.19] Each shall have their degrees, according to what they have done, so that 

He will recompense them for their works, and they shall not be wronged. 

[46.20] Upon the Day when the unbelievers are brought before the Fire, (We 

shall say to them), 'You squandered your good things in your earthly life and took 

your fill of enjoyment in them, therefore today you shall be recompensed with a 

humiliating punishment, because you were unrightfully proud in the earth and for 

that you were debauchers.' 

The destruction of Aad was not an act of "mother nature" it was a sign with 

which we might learn a lesson [46.21-28] 

[46.21] Remember Aad's brother who warned his nation in (the valley of) Al 

Ahqaf. Warners had already preceded and succeeded him saying, 'Worship none 

except Allah! (he said) 'Indeed, I fear for you the punishment of a Dreadful Day.' 

[46.22] 'Have you come to turn us away from our gods (they replied)? If what you 

say is true then bring down that which you promise us!' 

[46.23] 'Allah alone has the knowledge' he said, 'I am sent to deliver to you the 

Message. But I can see that you are ignorant people.' 

[46.24] And when they saw it as a sudden cloud heading for their valley they 

said, 'This is a cloud that will bring us rain!' 'Rather,' (he replied), 'it is that which 

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[46.25] It will destroy everything by the command of its Lord.' And when morning 

came there was nothing to be seen except their dwellings. As such We 

recompense sinful people. 

[46.26] And We had established them in that which We have not established you, 

and We made for them hearing, sight, and hearts, but their hearing, sight, and 

hearts did not help them a thing, because they disbelieved the signs of Allah. 

And what they mocked encompassed them. 

[46.27] We destroyed the villages around you and We repeated Our signs so that 

they might return. 

[46.28] Why did not those who they took, other than Allah, as mediating gods 

help them! Indeed, they went astray from them! Such were their lies and what 

they were forging. 

The story of the believing jinn [46.29-33] 

[46.29] (Remember) how We sent to you (Prophet Muhammad) a company of 

jinn who, when they came and listened to the Koran, said to each other, 'Be 

silent!' Then, when it was finished, they returned to their nation and warned them. 

[46.30] 'Our nation,' they said, 'we have just been listening to a Book sent down 

after Moses confirming what came before it and guiding to the truth and to a 

Straight Path. 

[46.31] Our nation, answer the Caller of Allah and believe in Him! He (Allah) will 

forgive you some of your sins and protect you from a painful punishment. 

[46.32] Those who do not answer the Caller of Allah cannot frustrate Allah in the 

earth, nor shall any one protect them other than Him; those are in clear error.' 

[46.33] Have they not seen that it is Allah who created the heavens and the earth 

and was not wearied by their creation, and that He is Able to restore the dead to 

life? Yes, He has power over all things! 

The promise of Allah [46.34] 

[46.34] On the Day when the unbelievers are brought before the Fire they shall 

be asked, 'Is this not the truth?' 'Yes, by our Lord,' they will answer. He will say, 

'Then taste the punishment, for you were unbelievers.' 

[46.35] Be patient, as the Messengers of might were patient, and do not hasten it 

for them. On the Day when they see what they have been promised, it will be as 

if they did not stay except an hour of a day. (This Koran is) a Conveyance! Shall 

any be destroyed except the nation of evildoers? 

47 Prophet Muhammad - Muhammad 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

[47.1] Those who disbelieve and bar from the way of Allah, Allah will cause their 

deeds go astray. 

[47.2] As for the believers who do good works and believe in what is sent down 

to Muhammad, which is the truth from their Lord, He will acquit them of their sins 

and repair their condition. 

[47.3] This is because the unbelievers follow falsehood while the believers follow 

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[47.4] Therefore, when you meet the unbelievers smite their necks, then, when 

you have killed many of them, tie the bonds. Then, either free them by grace or 

ransom until war shall lay down its loads, in this way, it shall be. Had Allah willed, 

He would have been victorious over them; except that He might test you, the one 

by the means of others. As for those who are killed in the Way of Allah, He will 

not let their works to go astray. 

[47.5] He will guide them and repair their condition; 

[47.6] and He will admit them to the Paradise He has made known to them. 

[47.7] Believers, if you help Allah, He will help you and strengthen your feet. 

[47.8] But the unbelievers shall be the destroyed losers. He will bring their deeds 

to nothing. 

[47.9] That is because they hated what Allah has sent down, so He annulled their 

deeds. 

[47.1 0] Have they never journeyed through the land and seen what was the end 

of those who had gone before them? Allah destroyed them! Likewise it is for the 

unbelievers, 

[47.1 1] that is because Allah is the Guardian of the believers, and the unbelievers 

have no guardian. 

The people of Paradise and Hell [47.12] 

[47.12] Allah will indeed admit those who believe and do good works into 

Gardens underneath which rivers flow. As for the unbelievers, they take their fill 

of pleasure and eat as the cattle eat, but the Fire shall be their lodging! 

The might of Allah, not mother nature [47.13] 

[47.13] How many a village mightier than your own village, which has expelled 

you, We have destroyed there was none to help them! 

[47.14] Is he who has clear proof from his Lord to be compared to him whose evil 

deeds are made to seem fair to him, so that they followed their desires? 

Rewards of Paradise and Hell [47.15] 

[47.15] The example of the Paradise which the cautious have been promised in 

it, there are rivers of unstaling water, and rivers of milk that never change in 

flavor, and rivers of wine, delectable to the drinkers, and rivers of pure, filtered 

honey. They shall have therein of every fruit and forgiveness from their Lord. Are 

they then like he who shall live in the Fire for ever and given boiling water to drink 

that tears his bowels apart! 

The hypocrites [47.16] 

[47.16] Some of them listen to you, but no sooner do they leave you they ask 

those to whom knowledge has been given, 'What did he say just now?' Such are 

those whom Allah has set a seal upon their hearts and who follow their own 

desires. 

Guidance [47.17] 

[47.17] As for those who were guided, He increases their guidance and gives 

them their protection. 

[47.18] Are they looking except for the Hour to overtake them suddenly? Its signs 

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Ask Allah for forgiveness [47.19] 

[47.1 9] Therefore, know that there is no god except Allah and ask for forgiveness 
of your sins and for the believers, men and women. Allah knows your going to 
and fro, and your lodging. 

[47.20] The believers ask, 'Has a chapter been sent down?' But when a clear 

chapter is sent down and fighting is mentioned in it, you see those in whose 

hearts is sickness looking towards you as one who swoons at death. 

[47.21] Yet obedience and honorable words (would be better for them). Then, 

when the matter is decided, if they were true to Allah it would be better for them. 

[47.22] Could it be, that if you turn away, you might make corruption in the land 

and break the ties of kinship? 

[47.23] Such are those whom Allah has cursed, making them deaf and blinding 

their eyes. 

[47.24] Will they not then contemplate on the Koran? Or are there locks upon 

their hearts! 

[47.25] As for those who turn back in their footsteps after the guidance of Allah 

has become clear to them, it was satan who tempted them, and Allah has 

respited them. 

[47.26] That is because they say to those averse to what Allah has sent down 

'We shall obey you in some of the matters.' Allah knows their secrets. 

[47.27] How shall it be when the angels (of death) take them and beat them on 

their face and back? 

[47.28] That is because they follow what angers Allah and hate His pleasure, 

therefore He has annulled their deeds. 

[47.29] Or, do those who have a disease in their hearts think that Allah will not 

reveal their hatred? 

[47.30] If We willed, We would show them to you and you would recognize them 

by their marks. But you will surely know them by their twisted speech. Allah 

knows your deeds. 

[47.31 ] Without doubt We shall test you until We know those who struggle and 

are patient among you, and make clear your news. 

[47.32] Those who disbelieve and bar from the Path of Allah, and break with the 

Messenger after guidance has been made clear to them shall not hurt Allah a 

thing, and He will annul their deeds. 

[47.33] Believers, obey Allah and His Messenger and never let your labors go in 

vain! 

[47.34] As for those who disbelieve and bar (others) from the Path of Allah and 

then die as unbelievers - Allah will not forgive them. 

[47.35] Therefore, do not be weakened and call out for peace, you shall be the 

upper ones, and Allah is with you and will not deprive you of your labors. 

[47.36] The life of this world is but play and an amusement. If you believe and are 

cautious, He will give you your wage, and will not ask for your possessions. 

[47.37] If He asked you for them, and presses you, you would be mean and He 

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[47.38] There you are! You are called upon to spend in the Way of Allah. Some 
of you are mean; yet whoever is mean is mean only to his own soul. Allah is the 
Rich and you are the poor. If you turn away, He will replace you with another 
nation, and they will not be like you. 

48 The Opening - Alfat-h 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

Allah completed His Favor upon Prophet Muhammad [48.1-3] 

[48.1] Indeed, We have opened for you (Prophet Muhammad) a clear opening, 

[48.2] that Allah forgives your past and future sins, and completes His Favor to 

you, and guides you on a Straight Path, 

[48.3] and that Allah helps you with a mighty help. 

Strength of belief [48.4] 

[48.4] It was He who sent down tranquility into the hearts of the believers so that 

they might add belief upon belief. To Allah belong the armies of the heavens and 

the earth. Allah is the Knower, the Wise. 

Allah forgives the sins of those who believe but punishes those who do not 

[48.5-7] 

[48.5] (From His Wisdom) He admits the believers, both men and women, into 

Gardens underneath which rivers flow, there to live for ever, and acquit them of 

their sins that with Allah is a mighty triumph 

[48.6] and that He might punish the hypocrites and the idolaters, both men and 

women, and those who think evil thoughts of Allah. An evil turn (of fortune) will 

befall them. The Wrath of Allah is on them, and He has cursed them and 

prepared for them Gehenna (Hell), an evil arrival! 

[48.7] To Allah belong the armies of the heavens and the earth. Allah is the 

Almighty and the Wise. 

Prophet Muhammad is a witness, and a bearer of glad tidings and warning 

[48.8-10] 

[48.8] We have sent you (Prophet Muhammad) as a witness and as a bearer of 

glad tidings and warning, 

[48.9] so that you believe in Allah and His Messenger and that you support him, 

revere him (Prophet Muhammad), and exalt Him (Allah), at the dawn and in the 

evening. 

[48.10] Those who swear allegiance to you swear allegiance to Allah. The Hand 

of Allah is above their hands. He who breaks his oath breaks it against his self, 

but for he that keeps his covenant made with Allah, Allah shall give him a mighty 

wage. 

Hypocrisy; those who say with the tongues what they do not mean in their 

hearts [48.11-17] 

[48.1 1] The Bedouins who lagged behind will say to you, 'We were occupied with 

our possessions and families, so ask Allah to forgive us.' But they say with their 

tongues what they do not mean in their hearts. Say, 'Who can help you against 

Allah if it is that He wills harm for you or desires benefit for you? Allah is Aware of 

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[48.12] No, you thought that the Messenger and the believers would never return 

to their families, and this was made to seem fair in your hearts so you harbored 

evil thoughts, and so you are a destroyed nation. 

[48.13] But whosoever disbelieves in Allah and His Messenger; We have 

prepared a Blazing Fire for the unbelievers. 

[48.14] To Allah belongs the Kingdom of the heavens and the earth. He forgives 

whom He will and punishes whom He will. Allah is Forgiving and Merciful. 

[48.15] When you set forth to take the spoils, those Bedouins who lagged behind 

will say, 'Let us follow you.' They hope to change the Words of Allah. Say, 'You 

shall not follow us. Allah has said so before.' They will reply, 'No, you are envious 

of us.' Rather, they have only understood a little! 

[48.16] Say to the Arabs who lagged behind, 'You shall be called upon to fight a 

mighty nation, unless they embrace Islam. If you are obedient you shall receive a 

good wage from Allah. But, if you turn away, as you turned your backs before, He 

will punish you with a painful punishment.' 

[48.17] There is no fault in the blind, or the lame, or the sick. He who obeys Allah 

and His Messenger He shall admit him to Gardens underneath which rivers flow; 

but he who turns away shall be punished with a painful punishment. 

The Treaty of Hudaibiah [48.18-27] 

[48.18] Allah was pleased with the believers when they swore allegiance to you 

under the tree and He knew what was in their hearts. Therefore, He sent down 

tranquility upon them and rewarded them with a victory close by 

[48.19] and they took many spoils, and Allah is the Almighty, and the Wise. 

[48.20] Allah has promised that you take many spoils. He has hastened this to 

you, and restrained the hands of people from you so that He makes it a sign to 

the believers and to guide you on a Straight Path. 

[48.21] And there were (other spoils) which you were unable to take. Allah has 

encompassed it already, Allah is powerful over all things. 

[48.22] If the unbelievers had fought you they would have been put to flight, and 

found none to protect or help them. 

[48.23] Such is the way of Allah in days gone by, and you shall find no change in 

the ways of Allah. 

[48.24] It was He who restrained their hands from you and your hands from them 

in the hollow (Hudaibiah) of Mecca after He had given you victory over them. 

Allah sees the things you do. 

[48.25] They are those who disbelieved and barred you from the Holy Mosque 

and the offering detained so as not to reach its place of sacrifice if it had not been 

for certain believing men and certain believing women whom you did not know, 

you might have trampled upon them, and so sin reached you because of (killing) 

them while you did not know. In order that Allah admits into His Mercy whom He 

will, had they (the believers) been easy to distinguish, We would have punished 

the unbelievers among them with a painful punishment. 

[48.26] And when the unbelievers established in their hearts fierce bigotry, the 

fierce bigotry of ignorance, Allah sent down His tranquility on His Messenger and 

the believers and firmly fastened to them the Word of 'taqwa' (there is no god 

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righteousness) to which they have better right and are worthy of it. Allah has 

knowledge of all things. 

[48.27] Indeed, Allah, in truth, has realized His Messenger's vision. You shall 

enter the Sacred Mosque in security if Allah wills, with hair shaven or cut short 

and without fear. He knew what you did not know, and granted you a near 

victory. 

Allah declares Islam is the religion of truth and that it is above all other 

religions, and confirms that Muhammad is indeed His Messenger 

[48.28-29] 

[48.28] It is He who has sent His Messenger with guidance and the religion of 

truth, so that He exalts it above all other religions. Allah is the Sufficient Witness. 

The description of Muslims was written in the Torah and the lost Gospel 

given to Jesus [48.29] 

[48.29] Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah. Those who are with him are harsh 

against the unbelievers but merciful to one another. You see them bow and 

prostrate themselves seeking the bounty and pleasure of Allah. Their mark is on 

their faces from the trace of prostration. That is their likeness in the Torah and 

their likeness in the Gospel, as the seed which puts forth its shoot and 

strengthens it, so that it grows stout and rises straight upon its stalk, delighting 

the sowers, and through them He enrages the unbelievers. Allah has promised 

those of them who believe and do good deeds, forgiveness and a great wage. 

49 The Apartments - Al-Hujurat 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

Etiquette with the Prophet [49.1-6] 

[49.1] Believers do not advance before Allah and His Messenger. Fear Allah. 

Allah is the Hearer, the Knower. 

[49.2] Believers, do not raise your voices above the voice of the Prophet, nor 

speak loudly to him as you do to one another lest your works should be annulled 

without your knowledge. 

[49.3] Those who lower their voice in the presence of the Messenger of Allah are 

those whose hearts Allah has tested for warding off (evil). They shall receive 

forgiveness and a great wage. 

[49.4] Whereas those who call out to you from behind the apartments, most of 

them lack understanding. 

[49.5] If they had patience until you went out to them, it would have been better 

for them. But Allah is the Forgiving and the Most Merciful. 

Obedience to the Messenger of Allah and the importance of examining the 

source of your information [49.6-8] 

[49.6] Believers, if an evildoer brings you a piece of news, inquire first, in case 

you should unwittingly wrong others and then repent of what you have done. 

[49.7] Know that the Messenger of Allah is among you. If he were to obey you in 

many matters, you would surely suffer. But Allah has endeared the Belief to you 

and beautified it in your hearts, and has made detestable to you disbelief, 

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[49.8] by the Favor and Blessing of Allah. Allah is the Knower and the Wise. 
Justice is an important part of Islamic life [49.9-10] 

[49.9] If two parties of believers fight, reform between them. If either of them is 

insolent against the other, fight the insolent one till they revert to the order of 

Allah. If they revert, reform between them with justice, and weigh with justice. 

Allah loves those who weigh with justice. 

[49.10] Believers are indeed brothers, therefore make things right among your 

two brothers and fear Allah, so that you will be subject to mercy. 

Mockery, fault finding, abusive name calling, suspicion, spying and 

backbiting [49.11-12] 

[49.1 1] Believers, do not let people mock other people who may be better than 

themselves. Do not let women mock women, who may be better than 

themselves. Do not find fault with one another, nor abuse one another with 

nicknames. An evil name is disobedience after belief. Those who do not repent 

are the harm doers. 

[49.12] Believers, abstain from most suspicion, some suspicion is a sin. Neither 

spy nor backbite one another would any of you like to eat the flesh of his dead 

brother? Surely, you would loathe it. Fear Allah, without doubt Allah turns (in 

mercy) and He is the Merciful. 

The hand of friendship [49.13] 

[49.13] People, We have created you from a male and a female, and made you 

into nations and tribes that you might know one another. The noblest of you 

before Allah is the most righteous of you. Allah is the Knower, the Aware. 

Belief and submission [49.14-18] 

[49.14] The Arabs declare, 'We believe.' Say, 'You do not', rather, say, 'we 

submit,' because belief has not yet found its way into your hearts. If you obey 

Allah and His Messenger, He will not reduce a thing from of your deeds. Allah is 

the Forgiving and the Most Merciful. 

[49.15] The believers are those who believe in Allah and His Messenger and 

have not doubted, and who struggled in His Way with their possessions and 

themselves. Such are those who are truthful. 

[49.16] Say, 'Would you teach Allah what your religion is, when Allah knows all 

that is in the heavens and the earth?' Allah has knowledge of all things. 

[49.17] They regard it as a favor to you that they have submitted! Say, 'Do not 

regard your submission as a favor to me, rather, it is Allah who bestows upon 

you a favor by guiding you to belief, if you are truthful. 

[49.18] Indeed, Allah knows the Unseen of the heavens and the earth, and Allah 

is the Seer of what you do.' 

50 Qaaf - Qaaf 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

Disbelief in the resurrection and the events of the Day of Resurrection 

[50.1-45] 

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[50.2] No, but they marvel that from among themselves a warner has come to 

them. The unbelievers say (in mockery), 'This is a marvelous thing! 

[50.3] What, when we are dead and turned to dust? That indeed would be an 

unlikely return!' 

[50.4] We know all that the earth takes away of them, and a Book of Records is 

with Us. 

[50.5] Rather, they belied the truth when it came to them, and now they are in a 

state of confusion. 

Signs of Allah in the heavens and the earth [50.6-11] 

[50.6] What, have they never observed the heaven above them, (and seen) how 

We built and adorned it, leaving no crack? 

[50.7] We spread out the earth and set upon it firm mountains, and We cause 

every delightful thing to grow in it 

[50.8] as a lesson and a reminder to every penitent worshiper. 

[50.9] We sent down blessed water from the sky with which We caused gardens 

and the grains of harvest to grow, 

[50.10] and tall palm-trees with compact spathes 

[50.1 1] as a provision for the worshipers; thereby We revived a land that was 

dead. Such shall be the emerging. 

The destruction of nations were signs of Allah not acts of "Mother Nature" 

[50.12-14] 

[50.12] Before them, the nation of Noah, the nation of Ar-Rass belied and so did 

Thamood 

[50.13] and Aad, Pharaoh and the brothers of Lot, 

[50.14] the dwellers of the Thicket and the nation of Tubba', all belied their 

Messengers, therefore My threat was realized. 

[50.15] What, were We wearied by the first creation? No, indeed; yet they are in 

doubt about a new creation. 

[50.1 6] Indeed, We created the human. We know the whisperings of his soul, and 

are closer to him than the jugular vein. 

Death of those who disbelieve that they will be resurrected and the 

condition on the Day of Resurrection [50.17-30] 

[50.17] When both receivers (the angels) receive, one on his right, the other on 

his left, 

[50.18] whatever phrase he utters, an observer is present. 

[50.19] And when the agony of death comes in truth (they will say), 'This is what 

you have been trying to avoid!' 

[50.20] And the Horn shall be blown; that is the Day of Threat! 

[50.21] Each soul shall come with a driver, and a witness. 

[50.22] (It will be said), 'Of this you have been heedless. Therefore, we have now 

removed your covering. Today your sight is sharp.' 

[50.23] And his companion will say, 'This is that which I have present.' 

[50.24] (It will be said), 'Indeed, cast into Gehenna (Hell) every deviating 

unbeliever, 

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[50.26] who has set up with Allah another god. Indeed, you two, cast him into the 

terrible punishment.' 

[50.27] And his companion shall say, 'Our Lord, I did not make him insolent, he 

was far astray.' 

[50.28] He (Allah) will say, 'Do not dispute before Me. I sent you a warning 

beforehand. 

[50.29] The Word cannot be changed with Me; I do not wrong My worshipers.' 

[50.30] On that Day We shall ask Gehenna, 'Are you full?' And it will answer, 'are 

there any more?' 

The people of Paradise [50.31-35] 

[50.31] And Paradise, which is not far away, shall be brought closer to those who 

were cautious. 

[50.32] (It shall be said to them), 'This is that you were promised. It is for every 

heeding penitent. 

[50.33] Whosoever fears the Merciful in the Unseen, and comes with a contrite 

heart. 

[50.34] Enter it in peace. This is the Day of Eternity!' 

[50.35] There they have all that they desire, and with Us is much more. 

[50.36] How many generations, stronger in might than they have We destroyed 

before them! They searched the land, could they find any asylum? 

[50.37] Surely, in this there is a Reminder for he who has a heart or listens 

attentively while witnessing. 

[50.38] In six days We created the heavens and the earth and all that is between 

them and no weariness touched Us! 

Remember Allah by making Zikr [50.39-40] 

[50.39] Bear then with patience what they say. Exalt with the praise of your Lord 

before sunrise and before sunset. 

[50.40] And exalt Him in the night, and at the ends of the prostrations. 

The Day of Judgement [50.41-44] 

[50.41] Listen for the Day when the Caller will call from a nearby place. 

[50.42] On the Day when they will hear the Shout, in truth that Day they will 

emerge. 

[50. 43] It is We who give life and make to die. To Us is the arrival. 

[50.44] Upon that Day the earth will be rent asunder from around them as they 

hurry forth that is an easy gathering for Us. 

Prophet Muhammad [50.45] 

[50.45] Indeed, We know what they say. You (Prophet Muhammad) are not a 

tyrant over them. Therefore, remind by the Koran whosoever fears (My) threat. 

51 The Scatterers - Ath-Thariyat 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

The Day of Judgement; Allah swears that His promise is true [51.1-16] 

[51 .1] By the scatterers (the wind) scattering, 
[51 .2] then the bearers of weight (the clouds), 
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[51 .4] then by the distributors (angels), ordered; 

[51 .5] indeed, that which you are promised is true, 

[51 .6] and the recompense shall surely happen. 

[51 .7] By the heaven with its passages, 

[51 .8] surely, you are in different sayings, 

[51 .9] and are turned away from him who is turned. 

[51.10] Woe to the liars 

[51.11] who are heedless in the immersion. 

[51.12] 'When will the Day of Judgement be?' they ask. 

[51.13] On that Day they shall be tried at the Fire, 

[51.14] 'Taste your trial. This is what you have sought to hasten!' 

Characteristics of the righteous [51.15-21] 

[51.15] The righteous shall live among gardens and fountains, 

[51.16] receiving what their Lord will give them because before this they were 

good doers. 

[51.17] They slept but a little at night, 

[51.18] and at dawn would ask forgiveness, 

[51.19] and in their wealth was a share for whosoever asked and for whosoever 

was prevented. 

[51 .20] For those with sure belief there are signs in the earth, 

[51 . 21] and also in yourselves. Can you not see? 

[51 .22] In the sky is your provision and that which you are promised. 

[51 .23] So by the Lord of heaven and earth, it is as true as your speech. 

Abraham and Lot, and the angelic visitation [51.24-37] 

[51 .24] Have you heard the story of Abraham's honored guests? 

[51 .25] They entered to him and said, 'Peace.' And he replied, 'Peace, you are 

people unknown to me.' 

[51 .26] So he turned to his household and brought a fattened calf. 

[51 .27] He set it before them, saying, 'Will you not eat?' 

The angels tell Abraham and Sarah that they are to have a son [51.28-30] 

[51 .28] Then he conceived a fear about them, and they said, 'Have no fear', and 

gave him the glad tidings that he was to have a knowledgeable son. 

[51 .29] (Sarah) his wife came with an exclamation and clasped her face, and 

said, 'Surely, I am a barren old woman!' 

[51 .30] 'Such, says your Lord, ' they replied, 'He is the Wise, the Knower.' 

The angels tell Abraham that they have been sent to destroy the nation of 

Lot [51.31-37] 

[51 .31] 'Messengers,' said he (Abraham), 'what is your errand?' 

[51 .32] They replied, 'We are sent to a sinful nation, 

[51 .33] so that we bring down stones of clay upon them 

[51 .34] marked by your Lord for the sinful.' 

[51 .35] So We brought the believers out of that they were in. 

[51 .36] But We found in it only one household of those who had surrendered 

themselves, 

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The punishment of Pharaoh [51.38] 

[51 .38] In Moses, too, (there were signs). We sent him to Pharaoh with clear 

authority, 

[51 .39] but he turned his back with his Assembly, saying, 'He is (either) a 

sorcerer or a mad man!' 

[51 .40] So We seized him and his hosts and cast them into the sea. Indeed, he 

was blameworthy. 

The destruction of Aad [51.41-42] 

[51 .41] And in Aad. We let loose on them a withering wind 

[51 .42] that left nothing it came upon, except that it was ashes. 

The destruction of Thamood [51.43-45] 

[51 .43] And in Thamood it was said to them, 'Take your enjoyment for awhile!' 

[51 .44] But in their pride they turn away from the commandment of their Lord and 

the thunderbolt struck them whilst they were looking; 

[51 .45] they could neither stand up straight, nor were they helped. 

[51 .46] And before them the nation of Noah, indeed they were a debauched 

nation. 

The purpose of our existence [51 .47-60] 

[51 .47] We built the heaven with might, and We widely extended it. 

[51 .48] and We cradled the earth. And We are the Best of Cradlers. 

[51 .49] We created two kinds of all things, so that you will remember. 

[51 .50] Therefore, flee to Allah. I am a clear warner to you from Him. 

[51 .51] Do not set up with Allah another god. I am a clear warner to you from 

Him. 

[51 .52] Similarly, no Messenger came to those before them but they said, 

'Sorcerer, or mad!' 

[51 .53] Have they handed this down from one to another? No, rather, they are an 

insolent nation. 

[51 .54] So turn away from them, you shall not be blamed, 

[51 .55] But remind, the Reminder will benefit the believers. 

[51 .56] I have not created mankind and jinn except to worship Me. 

[51 .57] I do not desire provision from them, nor do I desire that they should feed 

Me. 

[51 .58] Surely, Allah is the Provider, the Possessor of Power, the Mighty. 

[51 .59] The evildoers shall have for their portion, a portion like their companions 

(who were destroyed before them). Therefore, they should not ask Us to hasten! 

[51 .60] Woe then to the unbelievers for their Day which they were promised! 

52 The Mount - At-Tur 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

The oath of Allah concerning the reality of the Fire [52.1-16] 

[52.1] By the Mount 
[52.2] and by the Book in lines 
[52.3] in an exposed parchment 
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[52.5] and the uplifted roof 

[52.6] and the sea that is full 

[52.7] surely, the punishment of your Lord is about to come, 

[52.8] there is none to prevent it. 

[52.9] Upon the Day when the heaven spins dizzily 

[52.10] and the mountains move, moving. 

[52. 1 1 ] On that Day woe to those who belied 

[52.12] those who are in plunging, playing. 

[52.13] On that Day when they shall be pitched into the Fire of Gehenna (Hell), 

[52.14] (it will be said to them), 'This is the Fire which you belied! 

[52.1 5] Is this magic, or is it that you do you not see? 

[52.1 6] Roast in it, bear it with or without patience, it is the same, you are only 

being recompensed for that which you used to do. 

The oath of Allah concerning the reality of Paradise [52.17-28] 

[52.17] But in the Gardens the righteous shall live in bliss, 

[52.18] rejoicing in all their Lord has given them, and their Lord will guard them 

against the punishment of Hell. 

[52.1 9] (It will be said), 'Eat and drink with a good appetite because of that which 

you did.' 

[52.20] (They shall be) reclining on couches ranged in rows and We shall wed 

them to houris (virgins of Paradise) with large wide eyes. 

[52.21] Those who believe, and whose descendants follow in belief, We will join 

their descendants to them. And We will not reduce them of anything of their 

deeds. Every one is pledged for what he has earned. 

[52.22] We shall give them fruits and meat as they desire. 

[52.23] There they will pass a goblet to one another with neither idle talk nor sin, 

[52.24] and youths, of their own, shall pass among them as if they were hidden 

pearls. 

[52.25] They will go to one another asking each other questions, 

[52.26] 'When we were among our people,' they will say, 'we were ever fearful, 

[52.27] but Allah has been gracious to us and has protected us from the 

punishment of the burning wind. 

[52.28] Before, we were supplicating to Him. He is the Giving, the Most Merciful.' 

Allah refutes the claim of the unbelievers [52.29-49] 

[52.29] Therefore, remind. By the Favor of Allah, you are neither a soothsayer, 

nor mad. 

[52.30] Or do they say, 'He is a poet, we are waiting for some misfortune to befall 

him?' 

[52.31] Say, 'Wait if you will; I shall be waiting with you.' 

[52.32] Or, do their intellects order them to do this? Or, are they an insolent 

people? 

[52.33] Do they say, 'He has invented it?' No, they do not believe. 

[52.34] Let them produce a phrase like it, if what they say is true! 

[52.35] Or, were they created out of nothing? Or, were they their own creators? 

[52.36] Or, did they create the heavens and the earth? No, their belief is not 

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[52.37] Or, are the treasures of your Lord in their keeping? Or, are they the 

controllers? 

[52.38] Or, do they have a ladder on which they listen? Then let any of them that 

has listened bring a clear authority. 

[52.39] Or, has He daughters, and they sons? 

[52.40] Or, do you ask them for a wage, so that they become weighed down in 

debt? 

[52.41] Or, is the Unseen in their keeping, so they are writing it down? 

[52.42] Or, do they desire to outwit? The unbelievers are the outwitted. 

[52.43] Or, do they have a god, other than Allah? Exaltations to Allah above that 

which they associate! 

[52.44] Even if they saw lumps falling from the sky they would say, 'A massed 

cloud!' 

[52.45] So leave them till they encounter their Day in which they shall be 

thunderstruck. 

[52.46] The Day when their guile shall not relieve them a thing, and they shall not 

be helped. 

[52.47] For the harm doers there is indeed, a punishment before that, but most of 

them do not know. 

[52.48] And be patient under the Judgement of your Lord, surely, you are before 

Our Eyes. And exalt with the praise of your Lord when you arise, 

[52.49] and exalt Him in the night and at the declining of the stars. 

53 The Star - An-Najm 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

Allah swears that Prophet Muhammad is neither straying from the Straight 

Path nor is he in error [53.1-3] 

[53.1] By the star when it plunges, 

[53.2] your companion is neither astray, neither errs, 

Allah confirms the prophecy of Jesus which is that Prophet Muhammad 

does not speak out of desire but only by the Word of Allah [53.3-5] 

[53.3] nor does he speak out of desire. 

[53.4] Indeed it is not except a Revelation which is revealed, 

[53.5] taught by One who is Stern in power. 

Prophet Muhammad's ascent to the highest horizon [53.6-18] 

[53.6] Of might, he (Gabriel) stood firm 

[53.7] while he was in the highest horizon; 

[53.8] then he drew near, and became close 

[53.9] he was but two bows' length or even nearer, 

[53.10] so (Allah) revealed to His worshiper (Gabriel) that which he revealed (to 

Prophet Muhammad). 

[53.11] His heart did not lie of what he saw. 

[53.1 2] What, will you dispute with him about what he sees! 

[53.13] Indeed, he saw him in another descent 

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[53.15] close to the Garden of Refuge. 

[53.1 6] When there comes to the Lote Tree, that which comes 

[53.17] his eyes did not swerve, nor did they stray 

[53.18] for indeed he saw one of the greatest signs of his Lord. 

The pagan gods of Arabia [53.19-24] 

[53.19] (Among the idols) have you considered allat and al'uzza, 

[53.20] and, another, the third manat? 

[53.21] What, have you males, and He females! 

[53.22] That is indeed an unjust division. 

[53.23] They are but names, named by you and your fathers. Allah has not sent 

down any authority for them. They follow conjecture and their soul's desire, even 

though the guidance of their Lord has come to them. 

[53.24] Is the human to have whatever he fancies? 

The intercession of the angels [53.25-30] 

[53.25] To Allah belongs the Eternal life and the first life. 

[53.26] How many an angel is there in the heavens whose intercession shall not 

benefit until Allah gives permission to whom He will and is pleased. 

[53.27] Those who disbelieve in the Everlasting Life call the angels by female 

names. 

[53.28] Yet of this they have no knowledge, they follow mere conjecture, and 

conjecture does not help against truth. 

[53.29] So turn from those who turn away from Our Remembrance and only 

desire this present life. 

[53.30] That is all they have of knowledge. Your Lord knows best who has 

strayed from His Path, and those who are guided. 

The recompense of those who do evil and those who do good [53.31-37] 

[53.31] To Allah belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the 

earth. He will recompense the evildoers according to their deeds, and 

recompense those who have done good with the finest reward 

[53.32] those who avoid the major sin and indecencies except the small sins, 

indeed your Lord is of immense forgiveness and He is more knowledgeable of 

you when He created you from the earth and when you were still unborn in your 

mothers' wombs. Do not praise yourself. Allah knows the cautious. 

[53.33] Have you considered he who turns his back, 

[53.34] and gives a little, grudgingly? 

[53.35] Or, does he possess knowledge of the Unseen, and can therefore see? 

[53.36] Or, has he not been told of that which is in the Scrolls of Moses 

[53.37] and Abraham, who paid his debt in full? 

Everybody has their own account with Allah and no one bears the burden 

of another [53.38-42] 

[53.38] That no soul shall bear another's burden, 

[53.39] and that everyone shall have in his account only that which he worked 

for, 

[53.40] and that his work is surely seen 

[53.41] then, he shall be recompensed for it in full repayment 

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Which of the favors of Allah will you dispute? [53.43-62] 

[53.43] that it is He who causes to laugh and causes to weep. 

[53.44] and that it is He who causes to die, and causes to live 

[53.45] and that it is He who created pairs, the male and the female, 

[53.46] from an ejaculated drop (of sperm), 

[53.47] and that upon Him is the second creation 

[53.48] and that it is He who gives riches and causes to hoard, 

[53.49] and that He is the Lord of (the star) Sirius, 

[53.50] that it was He that destroyed ancient Aad 

[53.51] and Thamood, sparing no one, 

[53.52] and before them the nation of Noah, they exceeded in evil and were 

insolent. 

[53.53] He plunged the villages 

[53.54] so that there came upon them that which came. 

[53.55] So which then of your Lord's favors do you dispute? 

[53.56] This is a warner from the warners of ancient times. 

[53.57] The Imminent is near at hand; 

[53.58] none except Allah can disclose it. 

[53.59] Do you marvel then at this discourse (the Koran)? 

[53.60] Or do you laugh, and do you not weep 

[53.61] while you are thoughtless? 

[53.62] Rather, prostrate to Allah and worship Him. 

54 The Moon - Al Qamar 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 
Those adamant in their disbelieve [54.1-8] 

[54.1] The Hour is drawing near, and the moon is split (in two). 

[54.2] Yet if they see a sign (the unbelievers) turn their backs and say, 'This is but 

a continuation of sorcery!' 

[54.3] They have belied, and follow their own fancies. But, every issue will be 

settled! 

[54.4] Tidings containing a deterrent have come to them 

[54.5] which are full of wisdom; but the warnings do not help. 

[54.6] Therefore, turn away from them. On the Day when the Caller summons 

them to a terrible thing, 

[54.7] their eyes will be humbled as they come out from their graves as if they 

were scattered locusts, 

[54.8] running (with their necks extended) to the Caller. The unbelievers will say, 

'This is indeed a harsh Day!' 

Allah saves Noah and his followers from his disbelieving nation [54.9-17] 

[54.9] (Long) before them the nation of Noah belied. They belied Our worshiper 

saying, 'Mad!' and he was reprimanded. 

[54.10] Then he supplicated to his Lord, (saying), 'I am overcome, help me!' 

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[54.12] and caused the earth to gush with springs, so that the waters met for a 
predestined matter. 

[54.13] We carried him in a well built, watertight vessel made from planks (of 
wood) 

[54.14] that ran on under Our Eyes, a recompense for him because he had been 
disbelieved. 

[54.1 5] We have left it as a sign. Is there any that will remember? 
[54.1 6] How then were My punishment and My warnings! 
[54.1 7] We have made the Koran easy to remember, is there any that will 
remember! 

Allah saves Hood and his followers from his disbelieving nation [54.18-22] 
[54.1 8] Aad too belied. How then were My punishment and My warnings! 
[54.1 9] And We sent against them a howling wind in a Day of continuous ill 
fortune 

[54.20] and snatched people up as though they were stumps of uprooted palm- 
trees. 

[54.21] How then were My punishment and My warnings! 
[54.22] We have made the Koran easy to remember, is there any that will 
remember? 

Allah saves Salih and his followers from his disbelieving nation [54.23-32] 
[54.23] Thamood, too, belied Our warnings. 

[54.24] They said, 'Are we to follow a mortal who is one of us? Then indeed, we 
would surely be in error and insane. 

[54.25] Out of all of us has the Reminder been given to him alone? Rather, he is 
indeed an arrogant liar.' 

[54.26] (To him We said), 'Tomorrow they shall know who is the arrogant liar. 
[54.27] We are sending to them as a trial, a she-camel, so watch them and have 
patience. 

[54.28] Tell them that the water is to be divided between them, a drink each for 
them in turn.' 

[54.29] But they called their companion who took hold of her and hamstrung her. 
[54.30] How then were My punishment and My warnings! 

[54.31] Then We sent against them one Shout and they became like the trampled 
twigs of the (sheep) pen-builder. 

[54.32] We have made the Koran an easy Remembrance, is there any that will 
remember! 

Allah saves Lot and his family from his disbelieving nation [54.33-40] 
[54.33] The nation of Lot belied Our warnings. 

[54.34] We let loose on all of them a squall of clay stones, except for the house of 
Lot whom We saved at dawn 

[54.35] through Our Mercy. So it is that We recompense the thankful. 
[54.36] He had warned them of Our assault but they disputed the warnings. 
[54.37] They even solicited of him his guests, but We obliterated their eyes, 'Now, 
taste My punishment and My warnings!' 

[54.38] And at daybreak a determined punishment came upon them. 
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[54.40] We have made the Koran an easy Remembrance, is there any that will 

remember! 

Pharaoh is punished on account of his disbelief [54.41-42] 

[54.41] The warnings also came to Pharaoh's people, 

[54.42] but they belied all Our signs so We seized them with the seizing of the 

Mighty, Powerful. 

Everything, great or small is recorded [54.43-55] 

[54.43] What then, are your unbelievers better than those? Or do you have an 

immunity (written) in the Scrolls? 

[54.44] Or do they say, 'We are a gathering that will be victorious?' 

[54.45] Most certainly their gatherings shall be routed, and they will turn their 

backs. 

[54.46] Rather, the Hour is their encounter. And that Hour will be most calamitous 

and bitter. 

[54.47] Indeed the wrongdoers are in error and a raging fire. 

[54.48] On the Day when they are dragged on their faces into the Fire, (it will be 

said to them), 'Taste the touch of the Scorching!' 

[54.49] Indeed, We have created all things according to a measure. 

[54.50] And Our Order is but one word like the flashing of an eye. 

[54.51] And We destroyed those like you, is there any that will remember! 

[54.52] All their deeds are in the Scrolls, 

[54.53] everything, be it great or small, is recorded. 

[54.54] Indeed, the cautious shall live amid gardens and a river, 

[54.55] in a secure abode, in the presence of the Powerful King. 

55 The Merciful - Ar-Rahman 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

The Mercy of Allah and His signs [55.1-12] 

[55.1] The Merciful 

[55.2] has taught the Koran. 

[55.3] He created the human 

[55.4] and taught him its pronunciation. 

[55.5] The sun and the moon to a reckoning. 

[55.6] The stars and the trees prostrate themselves. 

[55.7] He raised the heaven on high and set the scale. 

[55.8] Do not transgress the scales. 

[55.9] Give just weight and do not skimp the scales. 

[55.10] He set down the earth for the creation. 

[55.1 1] Therein are fruits and palm trees with sheaths, 

[55.12] the grain in the blade; and aromatic herbs. 

Allah challenges humanity and jinn [55.13-78] 

[55.13] Which favors of your Lord will you both (humans and jinn) belie? 

[55.14] He created the human from clay, like earthenware 

[55.1 5] and He created the jinn from smokeless fire. 

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[55.1 7] The Lord of the Two Easts, the Lord of the Two Wests. 

[55.1 8] Which favors of your Lord will you both belie? 

[55.19] He has let forth the two seas, they meet together, 

[55.20] and between them is a barrier which they do not overpass. 

[55.21] Which favors of your Lord will you both belie? 

[55.22] Pearls and corals come from both. 

[55.23] Which favors of your Lord will you both belie? 

[55.24] Also, His are the ships that run, raised up like mountains upon the sea. 

[55.25] Which favors of your Lord will you both belie? 

[55.26] All that live on it will perish. 

[55.27] Yet the Face of your Lord will abide forever, Majestic and Splendid. 

[55.28] Which favors of your Lord will you both belie? 

[55.29] Whosoever is in the heaven and earth ask Him. Every day He is upon an 

affair (He reveals according to His Eternal determination). 

[55.30] Which favors of your Lord will you both belie? 

[55.31] We shall surely aim, O both burdened. 

[55.32] Which favors of your Lord will you both belie? 

[55.33] Tribe of jinn and of human, if you are able to penetrate the provinces of 

heaven and earth, pass through them! But you shall not pass through except with 

a power! 

[55.34] Which favors of your Lord will you both belie? 

[55.35] Flames of fire and molten copper shall be loosed against you, and you 

shall not be helped. 

[55.36] Which favors of your Lord will you both belie? 

[55.37] When the heaven splits asunder and turns crimson, like red leather. 

[55.38] Which favors of your Lord will you both belie? 

[55.39] On that Day, neither human nor jinn shall be asked about his sin. 

[55.40] Which favors of your Lord will you both belie? 

[55.41] The sinners shall be known by their mark, they shall be seized by their 

forelocks and their feet. 

[55.42] Which favors of your Lord will you both belie? 

[55.43] This is Gehenna (Hell) which the sinners belied, 

[55.44] they shall go round between it, and between a hot, boiling water. 

[55.45] Which favors of your Lord will you both belie? 

[55.46] And for he who fears the standing (before) his Lord there are two 

Gardens. 

[55.47] Which favors of your Lord will you both belie? 

[55.48] (Gardens) with many branches. 

[55.49] Which favors of your Lord will you both belie? 

[55.50] Therein are two running fountains. 

[55.51] Which favors of your Lord will you both belie? 

[55.52] Therein are two kinds of every fruit. 

[55.53] Which favors of your Lord will you both belie? 

[55.54] (They shall) recline on couches lined with brocade, and the fruits of the 

Gardens will be near at hand. 

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Which favors of your Lord will you both belie? 

As (lovely as) rubies and as (beautiful as) coral. 

Which favors of your Lord will you both belie? 

Shall the recompense of goodness be anything other than goodness? 

Which favors of your Lord will you both belie? 

And beside these there shall be two Gardens. 

Which favors of your Lord will you both belie? 

The greenest of green pastures. 

Which favors of your Lord will you both belie? 

Therein are two gushing fountains of water. 

Which favors of your Lord will you both belie? 

In them are fruits, palm trees and pomegranates. 

Which favors of your Lord will you both belie? 

In them shall be good and pleasing. 

Which favors of your Lord will you both belie? 

Maidens (of Paradise, Houris) in cloistered cool pavilions. 

Which favors of your Lord will you both belie? 

Neither human nor jinn will have touched them before. 

Which favors of your Lord will you both belie? 

Reclining on green cushions and fine carpets. 

Which favors of your Lord will you both belie? 

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56 The Event - Al-Waqi'a 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 
The events on the Day of Resurrection [56.1-56] 

[56.1] When the Event (the resurrection) comes 

[56.2] there is no denying its coming 

[56.3] (it will) abase (some) and exalt (others). 

[56.4] When the earth is shaken 

[56.5] and the mountains fragmented 

[56.6] becoming scattered dust, 

The three parties on the Day of Resurrection [56.7-56] 

[56.7] you shall be divided into three parties, 

[56.8] Companions of the Right, what are the Companions of the Right? 

[56.9] Companions of the Left, what are the Companions of the Left? 

The recompense of the Outstrippers [56.10-26] 

[56.10] And the Outstrippers, the Outstrippers 

[56.1 1] those are they brought near (to their Lord) 

[56.12] in the Gardens of Delight, 

[56. 1 3] a host of the ancients 

[56.14] but only a few from the later generations. 

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they shall recline, facing each other, 

(and there) shall wait on them immortal youths 

with goblets and ewers, and a cup from a spring 

that will neither make the head throb, nor intoxicate, 

with fruits of their own choice 

and any flesh of fowl that they desire. 

And wide-eyed houris 

like hidden pearls, 

a recompense for all that they did. 

There they shall hear no idle talk, no cause of sin, 

but only the saying, 'Peace, Peace!' 



The Companions of the Right 

(will be) among thorn-less Lote trees. 

Banana trees, piled 

and continuous shade, 

and flowing water 

and an abundance of fruits, 

unfailing and not forbidden. 

And couches raised up. 

Indeed We formed them (the houris and all believing women), 

and made them virgins, 

chaste, loving companions of the same age 

for the Companions of the Right 

a multitude of the ancients, 

and a multitude of the later people. 



The recompense of the Companions of the Left [56.41-56] 

[56.41] As for the Companions of the Left 

[56.42] (they shall live) amid burning winds and boiling water, 

[56.43] in the shadow of a smoking blaze, 

[56.44] neither cool nor good. 

[56.45] Before they lived at ease, 

[56.46] and persisted in the great sin 

[56.47] and constantly said, 'What, when we are dead and become dust and 

bones, shall we then be restored to life? 

[56.48] What, and our fathers, the ancients?' 

[56.49] Say, 'Those of ancient times and those of later times 

[56.50] shall be gathered together to the appointed time on a known Day.' 

[56.51] Then you went astray, you that belied, 

[56.52] you shall eat (the fruit) of the Tree of Zakkum. 

[56.53] You shall fill your bellies with it, 

[56.54] and drink boiling water on top of that, 

[56.55] and you will drink as the lapping of thirsty camels. 

[56.56] Such shall be your hospitality on the Day of Recompense. 

A time for self examination and contemplation [56.57-96] 

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[56.58] Have you thought about what (sperm) you ejaculate? 

[56.59] Did you create it, or are We the Creator? 

[56.60] It was We who decreed death among you. We will not be surpassed 

[56.61 ] that We will change you and cause you to grow again in a way you do not 

know. 

[56.62] You have surely known of the first creation. Why then, will you not 

remember! 

[56.63] Ponder upon the soil you till, 

[56.64] is it you that sow it, or are We the Sower? 

[56.65] If We will, We would make it broken stubble and you would remain 

wondering, 

[56.66] (Saying,) 'We are laden with debts! 

[56.67] Rather, we have been prevented!' 

[56.68] Have you thought about the water you drink? 

[56.69] Is it you that send it down from the clouds or We? 

[56.70] If We will, We would make it bitter, why then do you not give thanks? 

[56.71] Have you thought about the fire you kindle? 

[56.72] Is it you that originated its tree, or are We the Originator? 

[56.73] We have made it a reminder, and a blessing to the traveler. 

[56.74] Then, exalt the Name of your Lord, the Great. 

[56.75] I swear by the fallings of the stars 

[56.76] and that is a mighty oath, if you but knew 

[56.77] it is indeed a Glorious Koran, 

[56.78] in a Book protected (from tampering) 

[56.79] which none shall touch except the purified; 

[56.80] a sending down from the Lord of all the Worlds. 

[56.81] What, do you hold this discourse in disdain, 

[56.82] do you make it your provision to belie it? 

[56.83] Why, then, when the soul leaps up to the throat of the dying 

[56.84] and you are watching at that time 

[56.85] We are nearer to him than you, but you do not see 

[56.86] why then, if you are not revived, 

[56.87] do you not restore his soul, if you are truthful? 

[56.88] If he is among the near 

[56.89] there shall be calmness and ease, a Garden of Delight. 

[56.90] If he is a Companion of the Right 

[56.91] (he will be greeted with), 'Peace be upon you, Companion of the Right!' 

[56.92] But, if he is of those who belied, and went astray, 

[56.93] there shall be a hospitality of boiling water, 

[56.94] and a roasting in Hell. 

[56.95] Indeed, this is the certain truth. 

[56.96] So exalt the Name of your Lord, the Great. 

57 The Iron - Al-Hadeed 

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Allah, the Creator is exalted in the heavens and earth [57.1-5] 

[57.1] All that is in the heavens and earth exalt Allah. He is the Almighty, the 

Wise. 

[57.2] To Him belongs the Kingdom in the heavens and earth. It is He who 

revives and causes to die, and He has power over all things. 

[57.3] He is the First and the Last, the Clear and the Hidden. He has knowledge 

of all things. 

[57.4] He created the heavens and the earth in six days, and willed to the 

Throne. He knows what penetrates the earth and all that emerges from it; all that 

descends from heaven and all that ascends to it. He is with you wherever you 

are. Allah sees the things you do. 

[57.5] To Him belongs the Kingdom of the heavens and the earth. To Him all 

matters shall return. 

Allah has knowledge of all things including your thoughts [57.6] 

[57.6] He causes the night to enter into the day and the day to enter into the 

night. He has knowledge of the thoughts of the innermost of the chests. 

Allah invites you to Islam and tells you that it is He who sent down the 

Koran [57.7-9] 

[57.7] Believe in Allah and His Messenger and spend (in charity) of that which He 

has made you successors. Whosoever of you believes and spends shall have a 

mighty wage. 

[57.8] Why is it that you do not believe in Allah, when the Messenger calls on you 

to believe in your Lord, and He has made a covenant with you if you are 

believers? 

[57.9] It is He who sends down clear verses to His worshiper, so that He brings 

you out of the darkness into the light. Indeed, Allah is the Gentle, the Most 

Merciful to you. 

Your wealth belongs to Allah, and you are its trustee [57.10-11] 

[57.1 0] And why is it that you do not spend in the Way of Allah, when the 

inheritance of the heavens and earth belong to Allah alone? Those who spent 

before the victory and took part in the fighting are mightier in rank and are not 

equal to those who spent and fought thereafter. Yet, Allah has promised each a 

fine reward, and Allah is Aware of what you do. 

[57.1 1] Who will lend a generous loan to Allah? He will multiply it for him and he 

shall receive a generous wage. 

The price that is paid for being tempted by the delusion of satan [57.12-15] 

[57.12] The Day (will surely come) when you shall see believing men and women 

with their light running before them on their right hands, (it will be said to them), 

'Glad tidings for you this Day. You shall live for ever in Gardens underneath 

which rivers flow!' That is indeed the mighty triumph. 

[57.13] On that Day the hypocrites, both men and women, will say to the 

believers, 'Wait for us so that we can take from your light.' But they will be 

answered, 'Go back and seek a light!' And a wall with a door shall be between 

them. Inside it there is mercy, and outside will be the punishment. 

[57.14] They will call out to them, saying, 'Were we not with you?' 'Yes,' they will 

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believers), and you doubted, and were deluded by your own fancies until the 

Command of Allah came, and the deluder (satan) deluded you concerning Allah. 

[57.15] Today no ransom shall be accepted from you or from the unbelievers. 

Your shelter is the Fire, that is your sponsor, the worst arrival!' 

Be humble in your remembrance of Allah [57.16-17] 

[57.16] Is it not time that the hearts of the believers be humbled to the 

Remembrance of Allah and the truth which He has sent down? They should not 

be like those who were given the Book before this, whose time became very long 

so that their hearts became hardened. Many of them were impious. 

[57.17] Know that Allah revives the earth after it was dead. We have made plain 

to you the signs in order that you understand. 

Allah promises those who give in charity will be repaid many times over 

[57.18] 

[57.18] Indeed, those who give in charity, be they men or women, and those who 

lend a good loan to Allah, shall be repaid in multiples. They shall receive a 

generous wage. 

The reward of Allah [57.19] 

[57.19] Those who believe in Allah and His Messengers are the sincere and the 

martyrs before their Lord, they shall have their reward and their light. But those 

that disbelieve and belied Our verses are the inhabitants of Gehenna (Hell). 

The value of this life and the Everlasting life [57.20-21] 

[57.20] Know that the life of this world is but play and an amusement, and 

adornment, and a cause for boasting among you, a rivalry for greater riches and 

children. It is like rain whose vegetation pleases the unbelievers, but then it 

withers and turns yellow, becoming broken stubble. In the Everlasting Life is a 

terrible punishment, forgiveness, and great pleasure from Allah. The life of this 

world is nothing except the joy of delusion. 

[57.21] Therefore, race for forgiveness from your Lord, and for a Garden as wide 

as heaven and earth, prepared for those who believe in Allah and His 

Messengers. Such is the Favor of Allah; He gives it to whom He will. Allah is the 

Owner of great favor. 

Allah does not love those who are proud, boastful, mean or those who turn 

away [57.22-24] 

[57.22] No affliction can befall either the earth, or yourself, except that it is 

(written) in a Book before We created it. That is easy for Allah; 

[57.23] so that you will not be saddened for whatever does not come to you, nor 

be overjoyed in what has come to you. Allah does not love those who are proud 

and boastful 

[57.24] nor those who are mean, and encourage others to be mean. And he that 

turns away, (know) that Allah is Rich and Praised. 

The Messenger of Allah were sent with proofs, Holy Books, and 

jurisprudence [57.25] 

[57.25] We have sent Our Messengers with proofs, and sent them with the Book 

and the Scales, so that people might establish the Scale (of justice). We have 

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that Allah knows those who help Him and His Messengers in the Unseen. 

Indeed, Allah is the Strong, the Almighty. 

The nations of Noah and Abraham [57.26] 

[57.26] We sent forth Noah and Abraham, and appointed the Prophethood and 

the Book to be given to their descendants. Some were guided, but many were 

impious. 

Allah gave Jesus a Gospel, where is it now? It was never included in the 

New Testament of the Bible. [57.27] 

[57.27] Following them We sent Our (other) Messengers, and We sent following 

in their footsteps, (Prophet) Jesus, the son of Mary and gave him the Gospel, 

and put tenderness and mercy in the hearts of his followers. As for monasticism, 

they invented it thereby seeking the pleasure of Allah. We did not write it for 

them, and they did not observe it as it should be observed. We gave to those of 

them who believed their wage, but many of them are impious. 

The mercy of Allah [57.28-29] 

[57.28] Believers, fear Allah and believe in His Messenger (Prophet Muhammad), 

He will give you a double portion of His Mercy and He will make for you a light in 

which to walk, and forgive you; Allah is the Forgiver and the Most Merciful. 

[57.29] So that the People of the Book may know that they have no power over 

any of the favors of Allah; that the favors are in the Hand of Allah; He gives it to 

whom He will. The Favor of Allah is the Great. 

58 The Reasoning - Al-Mujadala 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 
The dignity and honor of women [58.1-4] 

[58.1] Allah has heard the words of her that reasons with you (Prophet 

Muhammad) concerning her husband and made her complaint to Allah. Allah has 

heard both of you discussing with one another. Indeed, Allah is the Hearer, the 

Seer. 

[58.2] Those of you who say to their wives, 'Be as my mother's back, ' indeed, 

they are not their mothers. Their mothers are only those who gave birth to them. 

Indeed they speak dishonorably and falsely. But Allah is the Pardoning, the 

Forgiving. 

[58.3] Those who say to their wives, 'Be as my mother's back, ' then retract their 

words thereafter shall set a person free before they touch each other again. By 

that you are admonished. Allah is Aware of all that you do. 

[58.4] He who is unable shall fast for two successive months before they touch 

one another. If he is unable to do this, let him feed sixty needy people that, so 

that you believe in Allah and His Messenger. Such are the bounds of Allah. 

There is a painful punishment awaiting the unbelievers. 

The opponents of Allah and His Messenger [58.5-8] 

[58.5] Those who oppose Allah and His Messenger shall be frustrated just as 

those before them were frustrated. We have sent down proofs and clear verses, 

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[58.6] On the Day when Allah will raise them up all together He will inform them 

of what they did. Allah has taken count of it, although they have forgotten. Allah 

is Witness to all things. 

[58.7] Have you not seen that Allah knows that which is in the heavens and the 

earth? There is no secret talk between three but He is the fourth of them; nor 

between five but He is the sixth of them; nor between fewer or more but He is 

with them wherever they are. Then, on the Day of Resurrection, He will inform 

them of what they have done. Surely, Allah has knowledge of all things. 

[58.8] Have you not seen those who were forbidden to talk in secrecy together? 

They return to that which they are forbidden and talk secretly together in sin and 

hatred, and in disobedience to the Messenger. Then, when they come to you 

they greet you with greetings with which Allah does not greet you, and they say 

within themselves, 'Why does Allah not punish us for what we say?' Gehenna 

(Hell) suffices them, they shall be roasted, an evil arrival! 

Secret, malicious talk is from satan [58.9- 10] 

[58.9] Believers, when you talk in secret do not talk together in sin and hatred, 

and disobedience towards the Messenger, but talk of piety and caution. Fear 

Allah before whom you shall be gathered. 

[58.10] Talking together maliciously in secret is from satan, so that believers 

should sorrow, yet he can not harm them at all, except by the permission of 

Allah. In Allah let the believers put their trust. 

Be thoughtful and giving [58.11-13] 

[58.1 1] Believers, make room in your sitting places when it is asked of you, and 

Allah will make room for you. When you are asked to move, so move, and Allah 

will raise up in ranks those who believed among you and those who have been 

given knowledge. Allah is Aware of what you do. 

[58.12] Believers, when you consult with the Messenger, present before your 

consultation a free will offering. That is best and purest for you. But if you lack the 

means, Allah is the Forgiver and the Most Merciful. 

[58.13] Are you afraid to offer a freewill offering before your consultation? But if 

you do not, Allah will turn to you again, then establish the prayer and pay the 

obligatory charity, and be obedient to Allah and His Messenger. Allah is Aware of 

what you do. 

Those who have incurred the Wrath of Allah [58.14-21] 

[58.14] Do you see those who have been guided by a nation that incurred the 

Wrath of Allah? They belong neither to you, nor to them, and knowingly they 

swear to lies. 

[58.15] Allah has prepared for them a grievous punishment. Evil indeed is that 

which they have done. 

[58.16] They have taken their oaths as a disguise and bar from the Way of Allah, 

so a humiliating punishment awaits them. 

[58.17] Neither their wealth nor their children shall help them a thing against 

Allah. They are the inhabitants of the Fire, and there they shall live for ever. 

[58.1 8] On the Day when Allah shall raise them all up, they will swear to Him as 

they now swear to you thinking that they are upon something. Indeed, they are 

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[58.19] satan has mastered them and caused them to forget the Remembrance 

of Allah. Those are satan's party; and satan's party shall assuredly be the losers. 

[58.20] Those who oppose Allah and His Messenger shall be among the 

humiliated. 

[58.21] Allah has written, 'I will surely be the Victor, I and My Messengers.' 

Surely, Allah is the Strong, the Almighty. 

Do not love those who oppose Allah and His Messenger [58.22] 

[58.22] You shall find no nation believing in Allah and the Last Day loving anyone 

that opposes Allah and His Messenger, even though they be their fathers, their 

sons, their brothers, or their tribe. Those, He has written upon their hearts faith 

and strengthened them with a spirit from Him. He will admit them to the Gardens 

underneath which rivers flow, where they shall live for ever. Allah is pleased with 

them and they are pleased with Him. They are the Party of Allah; and the Party of 

Allah are the winners. 

59 The Gathering - Al-Hashr 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

The breaking of the treaty 

What may seem impossible is not impossible to Allah [59.1 - 

[59.1] All that is in heavens and earth exalt Allah. He is the Almighty, the Wise. 
[59.2] It was He who expelled the unbelievers among the People of the Book 
from their homes into the first exile. You did not think that they would go out, and 
they thought their fortresses would protect them from Allah. But Allah came upon 
them from where they did not expect, casting terror into their hearts that their 
homes were destroyed by their own hands as well as by the hands of the 
believers. Therefore, take heed you that have eyes. 

[59.3] Had it been that Allah had not decreed that they should be dispersed, He 
would have surely punished them in this world. And in the Everlasting Life the 
punishment of the Fire awaits them, 

[59.4] because they broke their promise with Allah and His Messenger; and 
whosoever breaks their promise with Allah, Allah is Stern in retribution. 
[59.5] Whatever palm-tree you cut down or left standing upon its roots, it is by the 
permission of Allah, so that He might humiliate the impious. 
[59.6] And whatever spoils of war Allah has given to His Messenger from them, 
you hastened on neither horse nor camel against them, but Allah gives His 
Messengers authority over whom He will. Allah is Powerful over all things. 
[59.7] The spoils of war taken from the villagers and given by Allah to His 
Messenger belong to Allah, His Messenger and the near kinsmen, the orphans, 
the needy and the destitute traveler, so that it is not something taken in turns by 
the rich among you. Whatever the Messenger gives you, accept it; and whatever 
he forbids you, abstain. And fear Allah; surely, Allah is Stern in retribution. 
[59.8] (A share of the spoils shall also be given) to the poor emigrants who were 
expelled from their homes and their possessions, who seek the Favor and 
Pleasure of Allah, and help Allah and His Messenger. These are they that are 
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Loving your brother and sister in Islam for the Sake of Allah [59.9-10] 

[59.9] And those before them who had made their dwelling in the abode (the City 

of Madinah), and because of their belief love those who have emigrated to them; 

they do not find any (envy) in their chests for what they have been given and 

prefer them above themselves, even though they themselves have a need. 

Whosoever is saved from the greed of his own soul, they are the ones who win. 

[59.10] Those who came after them say, 'Forgive us our Lord, and forgive our 

brothers who were believers before us. Do not put in our hearts any spite 

towards those who believe. Lord, You are the Gentle, the Most Merciful.' 

The hypocrites of Madinah [59.11-14] 

[59.1 1] Have you not seen the hypocrites? They say to their brothers among the 

People of the Book who disbelieve, 'If they expel you, we will go with you. We will 

never obey anyone against you. If they fight against you we will certainly help 

you.' But Allah bears witness that they are, without doubt, liars. 

[59.1 2] If they are expelled or fought against, they will not go with them, nor will 

they will help them. Indeed, if they helped them, they would turn their backs and 

then they would not be helped. 

[59.13] Their fear of you in their hearts is greater than their fear of Allah; that is 

because they are a people who do not understand. 

[59.14] They will never fight against you all together except from fortified villages 

or from behind walls. Their courage is great among themselves; you think them 

to be united, yet their hearts are not united. That is because they are a people 

who have no sense. 

[59.1 5] Just as those who, not long before, tasted the mischief of their actions, 

there awaits for them a painful punishment. 

After satan tricks a person into disbelief he abandons him/her [59.16-17] 

[59.16] Like satan when he said to the human, 'Disbelieve'; then as soon as he 

disbelieved, he said, 'Indeed, I am innocent of you, surely, I fear Allah, the Lord 

of all the Worlds.' 

[59.1 7] Their end shall be that they live for ever in the Fire. That is the 

recompense of the harm doers. 

Fear Allah and do good [59.18-19] 

[59.18] Believers, fear Allah. Let every soul look to what it has forwarded for the 

future, and fear Allah, for Allah is Aware of the things you do. 

[59.19] Do not be like those who have forgotten Allah so that He has caused 

them to forget their souls. Those, they are the evildoers. 

Equality [59.20] 

[59.20] The inhabitants of the Fire and the inhabitants of Paradise are not equal. 

The inhabitants of Paradise shall be triumphant. 

The might of the message of the Koran [59.21] 

[59.21] Had We sent down this Koran upon a mountain, you would have seen it 

humble itself and split asunder for fear of Allah. Such are the parables we strike 

for people so that they will reflect. 

The most beautiful Names of Allah [59.22-24] 

[59.22] He is Allah, there is no god except He. He knows the Unseen and the 

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[59.23] He is Allah, there is no god except He. He is the King, the Pure, the 
Peace, the Confirmer, the Watchful, the Almighty, the Compeller, the Sublime. 
Exalted is Allah, above all that they associate! 

[59.24] He is Allah, the Creator, the Originator, the Shaper. To Him belong the 
Most Beautiful Names. All that is in the heavens and earth exalt Him. He is the 
Almighty, the Wise. 

60 Tested - Al-Mumtahana 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

[60.1] Believers, do not take My enemy and your enemy for your guides, offering 

them love when they have disbelieved the truth that has come to you, who expel 

the Messenger and yourselves because you believe in Allah, your Lord! If you go 

out to struggle in My way seeking My pleasure, but secretly love them, I know 

well what you conceal and what you reveal; whosoever of you does this will have 

gone astray from the Right Path. 

[60.2] If they come upon you, they will be your enemies, and stretch out their 

hands and tongues to do evil to you. They wish that you would disbelieve. 

[60.3] On the Day of Resurrection neither your blood relatives nor your children 

shall be of benefit to you. Allah will differentiate between you, and Allah sees the 

things you do. 

[60.4] You have a good example in Abraham and those with him. They said to 

their nation, 'We are quit of you, and that which you worship, other than Allah. 

We disbelieve you, enmity and hatred has shown itself between us for ever until 

you believe in Allah alone.' Except that Abraham said to his father, 'Surely, I shall 

supplicate to ask for forgiveness for you although I have no power to do anything 

for you with Allah.' 'Our Lord, in You we have put our trust; to You we turn, and to 

You is the arrival, 

[60.5] Our Lord, do not make us a temptation for the unbelievers and forgive us. 

Our Lord, You are the Almighty, the Wise.' 

[60.6] In those there is a good example for whosoever hopes for Allah and the 

Last Day. Whosoever turns away, indeed, Allah is the Rich and the Praised. 

[60.7] It may be that Allah establishes love between you and those with whom 

you are at enmity. Allah is the Powerful, Allah is the Forgiving and the Most 

Merciful. 

Allah does not forbid you to be kind or just to those who accept you as 

Muslims and do not harm you, Allah wants you to be just [60.8] 

[60.8] Allah does not forbid you to be kind and to act justly to those who have 

neither made war on your Religion nor expelled you from your homes. Allah 

loves the just. 

Allah only forbids you to be guided by those who have fought against you 

because you are Muslims and contributed to you expulsion [60.9] 

[60.9] But Allah only forbids you to be guided by those who have fought against 

you in your religion's cause and expelled you from your homes or have supported 

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Muslims women and non-Muslim women [60.10-11] 

[60.10] Believers, when believing women come to you as emigrants, test them. 
Allah best knows their belief. If you find them to be believers do not return them 
to the unbelievers; they are not permitted to the unbelievers, nor are the 
unbelievers permitted to them. But give back to the unbelievers what they have 
spent, and there is no fault in you to marry such women, provided you give them 
their dowries. Do not hold on to the ties with unbelieving women, ask what you 
have spent and let them ask what they have spent. Such is the Judgement of 
Allah; He judges between you; and Allah is the Knower, and the Wise. 
[60.1 1] If any of your wives desert you to be with the unbelievers and you 
retaliate, give those whose wives who have deserted the equivalent of what they 
have spent. And fear Allah in whom you believe. 
Allah tells Prophet Muhammad to supplicate for the forgiveness of 
believing women [60.12] 

[60.12] O Prophet, when believing women come to you and swear loyalty to you 
upon the condition that they will not associate anything with Allah, and will not 
steal, nor commit adultery, nor slay their children, nor fabricate slander between 
their hands and their feet, nor disobey you in any honorable thing, supplicate to 
Allah for forgiveness for them, Allah is the Forgiving and the Most Merciful. 
Do not abandon the guidance of Allah by seeking the guidance of the 
unbelievers. Seek the guidance of believing authorities [60.13] 
[60.13] Believers, do not take as guides those who have incurred the Wrath of 
Allah and who despair of the Everlasting Life (to come), like the unbelievers 
despaired of the inhabitants of the tombs (that they shall be resurrected). 

61 The Line - As-Saff 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

Check list for Muslims and those who want to keep Muslims in check [61.1- 

3] 

[61 .1] All that is in the heavens and earth exalt Allah. He is the Almighty, the 

Wise. 

[61 .2] Believers, why do you say what you never do? 

[61 .3] It is most hateful to Allah that you should say that which you do not do. 

[61 .4] Allah loves those who fight in His Way lining up as if they were a stacked 

building. 

Moses asks the Children of Israel why they harm him [61.5] 

[61 .5] And when Moses, said to his nation, 'Why do you harm me, when you 

know that I am the Messenger of Allah sent to you?' But when they swerved 

away Allah caused their hearts to swerve. Allah never guides impious people. 

Jesus is rejected by the Children of Israel when he tells them that he has 

been sent to confirm the Torah and bring them news of Prophet 

Muhammad [61.6] 

[61 .6] And when (Prophet) Jesus, the son of Mary said, 'Children of Israel, I am 

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a Messenger (Prophet Muhammad) who will come after me whose name shall be 

Ahmad.' Yet when he came to them with clear proofs, they said, 'This is clear 

sorcery.' 

Lies against Allah [61.7-8] 

[61 .7] And who does greater evil than he who forges a lie against Allah, when he 

is being called to Islam? Allah does not guide the harm-doing people. 

[61 .8] They seek to extinguish the Light of Allah with their mouths; but Allah will 

complete His Light, much as the unbelievers dislike it. 

Allah sent Prophet Muhammad with Islam and raised it above all religions 

[61.9] 

[61 .9] It is He who has sent His Messenger with guidance and the Religion of 

Truth, so that He raises it above all religions, much as the unbelievers dislike it. 

Protection from Hell [61.10-13] 

[61.10] Believers! Shall I direct you to a commerce that will save you from a 

painful punishment? 

[61 .1 1] You shall believe in Allah and His Messenger and struggle for His Way 

with your possessions and yourselves. That is better for you, if you but knew. 

[61.12] He will forgive you your sins and admit you to Gardens underneath which 

rivers flow, and to fine dwelling places in the Gardens of Eden. That is the mighty 

triumph. 

[61 .13] And other things that you love, victory from Allah and an opening that is 

near. (O Prophet Muhammad) give glad tidings to the believers. 

Some of the Children of Israel believed Jesus but others disbelieved [61.14] 

[61 .14] Believers, be the helpers of Allah. When (Prophet) Jesus, the son of Mary 

said to the disciples, 'Who will be my helpers unto Allah?' The disciples replied, 

'We will be the helpers of Allah.' A party of the Children of Israel believed, and a 

party disbelieved. So, We supported those who believed against their enemy, 

and they overcame. 

62 Friday - Al-Jumu'ah 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

From the illiterate Arabs Allah raised His Messenger as a guide {62.1-4] 

[62.1] All that is in heavens and earth exalt Allah, the King, the Pure, the 

Almighty, the Wise. 

[62.2] It is He who has raised among the illiterate (Arabs), a Messenger from 

themselves, to recite to them His verses, to purify them, and to teach them the 

Book and the Wisdom, though before that they were in clear error, 

[62.3] together with others who have not as yet joined them. He is the Almighty, 

the Wise. 

[62.4] Such is the Favor of Allah; He gives it to whom He will, and Allah is of 

abounding favors. 

The likeness of those you knew the Torah given to Moses but concealed its 

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[62.5] The likeness of those who were loaded with the Torah, but did not carry it, 

is like that of a donkey carrying books. Evil is the example of the people who 

have belied the verses of Allah. Allah does not guide the evildoers. 

Allah challenges the Jews who claim that they are the only ones guided by 

Him [62.6-8] 

[62.6] Say, 'O you who are Jews, if you claim that of all people, you alone are the 

guided by Allah, then long for death if you are truthful!' 

[62.7] But, because of what their hands forwarded they will never long for it. Allah 

knows the harm doers. 

[62.8] Say, 'Death from which you flee is sure to reach you. Then you shall be 

returned to the Knower of the Unseen and the Visible, and He will tell you all that 

you have done.' 

The importance of the Friday prayer [62.9-11] 

[62.9] Believers, when you are called to prayer on the Day of the Congregation 

(Friday), hasten to the Remembrance of Allah and put your trading to one-side. 

That is the best for you, if you but knew. 

[62.10] Then, when the prayer has ended, disperse in the land and seek the 

favor of Allah, and, remember Allah often, so that you prosper. 

[62.1 1] Yet when they see some commerce or amusement they flock to it, 

leaving you standing. Say, 'That which is with Allah is better than the amusement 

and commerce. Allah is the Best of Providers.' 

63 The Hypocrites - Al-Munafikoon 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 
Hypocrites [63.1-11] 

[63.1] When the hypocrites come to you they say, 'We bear witness that you are 

the Messenger of Allah.' Allah knows that you (Prophet Muhammad) are indeed 

His Messenger, and Allah bears witness that the hypocrites are truly liars! 

[63.2] They have taken their oaths as a cover and barred others from the Path of 

Allah. Evil is what they have done. 

[63.3] That is because they believed, then disbelieved, because of this a seal has 

been set upon their hearts so they are unable to understand. 

[63.4] When you see them their bodies please you, but when they speak and you 

listen to their sayings, they are like propped-up timber. Every shout (they hear) 

they take it to be against them. They are the enemy be wary of them. Allah kills 

them! How perverse they are! 

[63.5] When it is said to them. 'Come, the Messenger of Allah will ask forgiveness 

for you,' they turn their heads in pride and you see them go away. 

[63.6] It is equal for them whether you ask for their forgiveness or you do not ask 

for their forgiveness, Allah will not forgive them. Allah does not guide the 

evildoers. 

[63.7] It is they that say, 'Spend nothing on those who follow the Messenger of 

Allah until they disperse.' Yet to Allah belong the treasuries of heavens and the 

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[63.8] They say, 'If we return to the City, the strong will expel the humiliated.' But 

the might belongs to Allah, and His Messenger and the believers, but the 

hypocrites do not know. 

[63.9] Believers, do not let either your possessions or your children divert you 

from the Remembrance of Allah. Those who do that shall be the losers. 

[63.10] So spend of that with which We have provided you before death comes 

upon any of you and he then says, 'O my Lord, if only You would defer me to a 

near term, so that I could give in charity and be among the good doers.' 

[63.1 1] But Allah will never defer any soul when its term comes. Allah is Aware of 

what you do. 

64 The Loss and Gain - At-Taghabon 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

Allah knows our thoughts and sees everything we do [64.1-4] 

[64.1] All that is in heavens and earth exalt Allah. His is the Kingdom, and His the 

Praise. He is powerful over all things. 

[64.2] It is He who created you. Amongst you is an unbeliever and amongst you 

is a believer. Allah sees the things you do. 

[64.3] He created the heavens and the earth in truth and He shaped you and 

gave you good shapes. To Him is the arrival. 

[64.4] He knows whatever is in the heavens and the earth and He knows all what 

you conceal and what you reveal. Allah knows the innermost of the chests. 

Messengers of Allah were disbelieved because they were human [64.5-6] 

[64.5] Have you not heard the news of those before you who disbelieved? They 

tasted the mischief of their action, and for them is a painful punishment. 

[64.6] That is because, when their Messengers came to them with clear proofs 

they said, 'Shall humans be our guides?' They disbelieved and turned away, but 

Allah was not in need (of them). Allah is the Rich and the Praised. 

Disbelief in the resurrection [64.7] 

[64.7] The unbelievers think that they will never be raised up. Say, 'By my Lord, 

yes indeed, you shall assuredly be raised up! Then you shall be told of all that 

you have done. That is easy for Allah.' 

Losers and winners [64.8-10] 

[64.8] Believe in Allah, and His Messenger, and in the Light which We have sent 

down. Allah is Aware of all that you do. 

[64.9] The Day on which He will gather you for the Day of Gathering; that is the 

Day of Loss and Gain. He who believes in Allah and does good deeds, Allah will 

acquit him of his evil deeds and admit him to Gardens underneath which rivers 

flow, where he shall live for ever. That is the mighty triumph. 

[64.10] As for those who disbelieved and belied Our verses, they shall be the 

inhabitants of the Fire and shall live therein for ever. Evil shall be their arrival. 

Allah guides the hearts of believers [64.11] 

[64.1 1] No affliction falls except by the permission of Allah. For those who believe 

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The mission of Prophet Muhammad [64.12] 

[64.12] Obey Allah and obey the Messenger. But, if you turn away, Our 

Messenger's duty is only to deliver the Clear Message. 

Put your trust in Allah [64.1 3] 

[64.13] Allah, there is no god except He. In Allah let the believers put their trust. 

Your wealth and some of your family are a trial for you [64.14-16] 

[64.14] Believers, some of your wives and children are enemies; so beware of 

them. But if you pardon, overlook and forgive them, then Allah is the Forgiving, 

the Most Merciful. 

[64.15] Your wealth and children are but a trial, and with Allah is a mighty wage. 

[64.16] Therefore fear Allah as much as you can, and listen, obey, and spend 

well for yourselves. And whosoever is saved from the greed of his own soul; 

those are the winners. 

Charity is multiplied many times over by Allah [64.17-18] 

[64.1 7] If you lend a good loan to Allah He will multiply it for you and will forgive 

you. Allah is the Thankful, the Clement. 

[64.18] He is the Knower of the Unseen and the Visible, the Almighty, the Wise. 

65 The Divorce - At-Talaq 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

Divorce with kindness [65.1-3] 

[65.1] O (nation of the) Prophet, if you divorce your wives, divorce them after (the 

end of their) menstrual cycle. Count their waiting period and fear Allah your Lord. 

Do not drive them from their homes or let them go away unless they commit a 

proven immorality. Such are the bounds set by Allah, he that exceeds the bounds 

of Allah wrongs himself. You do not know, perhaps after that Allah will bring a 

new event. 

[65.2] When they have reached their term, either keep them honorably or part 

from them honorably. Call two honest men among you to witness and give your 

witnessing before Allah. Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day is warned to 

do this. Whosoever fears Allah, He will appoint for him a way out, 

[65.3] and provide for him from where he does not expect, Allah is Sufficient for 

whosoever puts his trust in Him. Indeed, Allah brings about whatever He 

decrees. Allah has set a measure for all things. 

The waiting period before the finalization of a divorce [65.4] 

Divorce and kindness to a pregnant wife [65.4-7] 

[65.4] As for your women who have despaired of further menstruating, if you are 

in doubt, then their waiting period is three months as well as those who have not 

yet menstruated. As for those who are pregnant, their term shall be the time they 

deliver their burden. Allah will ease (matters) by His order for whosoever fears 

Him. 

[65.5] Such is the command of Allah that He has sent down to you. Whosoever 

fears Allah shall be relieved of his sins and given a mighty wage. 

[65.6] Lodge them in your home according to your means. Do not harass them so 

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they deliver their burden; and if they suckle give them their wage and consult 

together honorably. But if you both make difficulties, let another woman suckle 

for him. 

[65.7] Let the rich spend according to his wealth and for he whose provision is 

little, let him spend from what Allah has given him. Allah does not charge a soul 

except with that He has given him. Surely, Allah will bring ease after difficulty. 

Pride is a great sin, it was also the sin that barred satan from Paradise 

[65.8-10] 

[65.8] How many a village has turned in its pride against the Order of their Lord 

and His Messengers! We made it a stern reckoning, and punished it with a 

horrible punishment. 

[65.9] So it tasted the mischief of its action, and the end of its matter was loss. 

Prophet Muhammad, a mercy for all the world [65.10-11] 

[65.10] Allah has prepared a severe punishment for them. So those possessing 

understanding fear Allah. Believers, Allah has sent this down for you as a 

Reminder, 

[65.1 1] a Messenger reciting to you the verses, clear verses of Allah, so that he 

may bring forth those who believe and do good deeds from the darkness into the 

light. Whosoever believes in Allah and does good deeds He will admit to 

Gardens underneath which rivers flow where they shall live for ever and ever. For 

those, Allah has made a goodly provision. 

Allah is powerful over all things [65.12] 

[65.12] It is Allah who has created the seven heavens, and of the earth their like, 

and the Command descends between them so that you know Allah is powerful 

over all things, and that Allah encompasses everything in knowledge. 

66 The Forbidding - At-Tahreem 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 
The disclosure of a confidence [66.1-5] 

[66.1] O Prophet, why do you forbid that which Allah has made lawful to you. Do 
you seek to please your wives?' Allah is the Forgiving, the Most Merciful. 
[66.2] Allah has absolved you from your oaths. Allah is your Guardian, the 
Knowing, the Wise. 

[66.3] The Prophet confided a certain matter to one of his wives but thereafter 
she disclosed it, then Allah revealed what she had done to him. He made part of 
it known and another part not. And when he acquainted her with it, she said, 
'Who has told you this?' He replied, 'I was told of it by the Knower, the Aware.' 
[66.4] If both of you (wives) turn to Allah in repentance, even though your hearts 
inclined; but if you support one another against him, (know that) Allah is his 
Guardian, and Gabriel, and the righteous among the believers; and thereafter the 
angels are his reinforcers. 

[66.5] It may be that if he divorces you his Lord will give him in your place better 
wives than yourselves, women who have surrendered, believing, obedient, 
penitent worshippers and given to fasting; who were (previously) married, and 
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Believers are to guard themselves against the Fire [66.6] 

[66.6] Believers, guard yourselves and your families against the Fire the fuel of 

which is people and stones, over which there are harsh, and stern angels who 

never disobey Allah in that which He orders and do what they are ordered. 

Unbelievers on the Day of Judgement [66.7] 

[66.7] Unbelievers, make no excuse for yourselves this Day. You shall be 

recompensed only according to your deeds. 

Be sincere in your repentance to Allah [66.8] 

[66.8] Believers, turn to Allah in sincere repentance. Your Lord may acquit you of 

your sins, and admit you to Gardens underneath which rivers flow on a Day when 

Allah will not degrade the Prophet and those who believe with him. Their light will 

run before them and on their right hands, and they will say, 'Our Lord, complete 

our light for us and forgive us. Surely, You have power over all things.' 

Harshness on unbelievers in this life is to protect them from the everlasting 

punishment of Hell [66.9] 

[66.9] O Prophet, struggle with the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal 

harshly with them. Gehenna (Hell) shall be their refuge, an evil arrival! 

The unbelieving wives of Noah and Lot [66.10] 

[66.10] Allah has given as an example for the unbelievers, the wife of Noah and 

the wife of Lot. They were married to two of Our righteous worshipers, but they 

betrayed them. It was not for (Noah and Lot) to avail them a thing. It was said to 

them both, 'Enter the Fire with those who shall enter.' 

The believing wife of Pharaoh [66.11] 

[66.1 1] But to those who believe Allah has given as an example Pharaoh's wife, 

who said. 'My Lord, build me a house before You in Paradise and save me from 

Pharaoh and his work, and save me from a harm-doing nation.' 

The virgin Mary, mother of Jesus was among the devout [66.12] 

[66.12] And, Mary, 'Imran's daughter, who guarded her chastity so We breathed 

into her of Our Spirit (Gabriel); and she put her trust in the Words of her Lord and 

His Books, and was among the devout. 

67 The Kingdom - Al-Mulk 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 
The wonder of the creation of Allah [67.1-5] 

[67.1] Blessed be He in whose Hand is the Kingdom, He is powerful over all 

things, 

[67.2] who created death and life that He might examine which of you is best in 

deeds, and He is the Almighty, the Forgiving, 

[67.3] who created the seven heavens, one above the other. You cannot see any 

inconsistency in the creation of the Merciful. Return your gaze, do you see any 

crack! 

[67.4] Then return your gaze once more and yet again, your gaze comes back to 

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[67.5] We have adorned the lower heaven with lamps, and We made them a 
stoning for the satans, We have prepared the punishment of the Blaze for them. 
The Day of Judgement and those who disbelieve in Allah [67.6-11] 

[67.6] And for those who disbelieve in their Lord there awaits the punishment of 

Gehenna (Hell) an evil arrival! 

[67.7] When they are cast into it they shall hear it sighing, while it boils 

[67.8] nearly bursting apart out of rage. Every time a host is cast therein, its 

keepers will ask them, 'Did no one come to warn you?' 

[67.9] 'Yes, indeed' they will reply, 'but we belied the Warner (Messenger) saying, 

'Allah has not sent down anything, you are but in great error!' 

[67.10] And they will then say, 'If only we had listened and understood we should 

not now be among the inhabitants of the Blaze.' 

[67.1 1] So it is that they confess their sins. Curse the inhabitants of the Blaze! 

Those who fear their Lord [67.12] 

[67.12] But those who fear their Lord in the Unseen, for them there is forgiveness 

and a great wage. 

The Ability and Mercy of Allah [67.13-30] 

[67.13] (Whether you) speak in secret or aloud, He knows the innermost of the 

chests. 

[67.14] Shall He who has created (all things) not know? He is the Subtle, the 

Aware. 

[67.15] It is He who has made the earth submissive to you. Walk about in its land 

and eat of His provision. To Him is the Resurrection. 

[67.16] Do you feel secure that He who is in the heaven will not cause the earth 

to swallow you up while it shakes? 

[67.17] Do you feel secure that He who is in the heaven will not loose against you 

a squall of pebbles then you shall know how was My warning. 

[67.18] Those who have gone before you also belied (their Messengers) then 

how was My disapproval! 

[67.19] Do they not observe the birds above them, spreading their wings and 

folding them? None, except the Merciful holds them. Surely, He sees all things. 

[67.20] Or, who is it that shall be your host to help you, other than the Merciful? 

Indeed, the unbelievers are only deluded. 

[67.21] Or, who is it that shall provide for you if He withholds His provision? Yet 

they persist in arrogance and aversion. 

[67.22] What, is he who walks, falling upon his face, more guided than he who 

walks upright on a Straight Path! 

[67.23] Say, 'It is He who has created you and given to you hearing, sight and 

hearts but little is it that you thank.' 

[67.24] Say, 'It was He who created you, dispersing you in the earth, and to Him 

you shall be gathered.' 

[67.25] They ask, 'When will this promise come, if you speak truthfully?' 

[67.26] Say, 'The knowledge (of that) is with Allah; I am only a clear warner.' 

[67.27] Then, when they see it drawing near, the faces of the unbelievers will be 

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[67.28] Say, 'What do you think, if Allah destroys me and those with me, or has 

mercy upon us, who then will protect the unbelievers from the painful 

punishment?' 

[67.29] Say, 'He is the Merciful. In Him we believe and in Him we put all our trust. 

Indeed, you shall soon know who is in clear error.' 

[67.30] Say, 'What do you think. If your water should sink into the earth in the 

morning, who then would bring you running water?' 

68 The Pen - Al-Qalam 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

Allah bears witness to the high rank of Prophet Muhammad [68.1-6] 

[68.1] Noon. By the Pen and that (the angels) write, 

[68.2] you are not, because of the favor of your Lord, mad. 

[68.3] Indeed, there is an unfailing wage for you. 

[68.4] Surely, you (Prophet Muhammad) are of a great morality. 

[68.5] You shall see and they will see 

[68.6] which of you is the demented. 

Do not be guided in religion by those who do not believe [68.7-9] 

[68.7] Indeed, your Lord knows very well those who strayed from His Path, and 

those who are guided. 

[68.8] Therefore, do not obey those who belie, 

[68.9] they wish you would compromise, then, they would compromise. 

Do not obey unbelievers of low character on account of their social 

standing [68.10-33] 

[68.10] And do not obey every mean swearer, 

[68.1 1] the backbiter who goes about slandering, 

[68.12] those who hinder good, the guilty aggressor, 

[68.13] the crude of low character 

[68.14] because he has wealth and sons. 

[68.15] When Our verses are recited to him, he says, 'They are but fairytales of 

the ancients!' 

[68.16] We shall mark him upon his nose! 

The parable of the orchard and its arrogant, greedy owner [68.17-33] 

[68.17] We have tried them as We tried the owners of the garden who had sworn 

that in the morning they would reap it, 

[68.18] without adding to their swearing, (Allah willing, InshaAllah). 

[68.1 9] Then, a visitation from your Lord came down upon it while they slept, 

[68.20] and in the morning it was if the garden had been reaped. 

[68.21] (Then) in the morning they called out to one another, saying, 

[68.22] 'Come out to your tillage if you want to reap!' 

[68.23] And so they departed, whispering to one another, 

[68.24] 'No needy person shall set foot in it today. ' 

[68.25] And they went out early, determined in their resolve. 

[68.26] But when they saw it they said, 'We have surely gone astray. 

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[68.28] (Whereupon) the best among them said, 'Did I not say to you to exalt 

(Allah)?' 

[68.29] 'Exaltations to Allah, our Lord,' they said, 'We were truly harm doers.' 

[68.30] And they came blaming one another. 

[68.31] They said, 'Woe to us, truly we were insolent! 

[68.32] It may be that our Lord will give us better than it in exchange. To our Lord 

we humbly turn.' 

[68.33] Such was their punishment. But the punishment of the Everlasting Life is 

much greater, if they but knew. 

Losers and winners [68.34-52] 

[68.34] Surely, the cautious shall have Gardens of Bliss with their Lord. 

[68.35] What, shall We make those who are submissive like the wrongdoers? 

[68.36] What is the matter with you then, how do you judge? 

[68.37] Or, have you a Book from which you study 

[68.38] surely in it you shall have whatever you choose! 

[68.39] Or, have you an oath from Us that stretches to the Day of Resurrection (if 

so) you shall surely have what you judge! 

[68.40] Ask them, which of them will guarantee that! 

[68.41] Or, do they have associates? Then let them bring their associates, if what 

they say is true! 

[68.42] On the Day when the leg shall be bared, and they are ordered to 

prostrate themselves, they will be unable. 

[68.43] Their eyes will be humbled, and humiliation shall spread over them for 

they were already ordered to prostrate themselves when they were 

undiminished. 

[68.44] Therefore, leave Me with he who belied this discourse. We will draw them 

on little by little from where they do not know. 

[68.45] I shall respite them, My stratagem is firm. 

[68.46] Or, do you ask them for a wage, so that they are burdened with debt? 

[68.47] Or, is the Unseen with them, and they are writing it down! 

Jonah and the whale [68.48-50] 

[68.48] So be patient with the judgement of your Lord and do not be like the 

Companion of the Whale (Jonah), when he called out choking inwardly. 

[68.49] Had the favor of his Lord not come upon him, he would have been 

blamed, cast upon the shore. 

[68.50] But his Lord had chosen him and He placed him among the righteous. 

The response of the unbeliever to the Reminder [68.51-52] 

[68.51] When the unbelievers hear the Reminder, they nearly strike you down 

with their glances, and say, 'Surely, he is mad!' 

[68.52] But it is nothing other than a Reminder for all the worlds. 

69 The Resurrection Verifier - Al Haqqah 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

The outcome of the nations that belied their Messengers [69.1-10] 

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[69.2] and what is the Resurrection Verifier? 

[69.3] What makes you to know what the Resurrection Verifier is? 

[69.4] Thamood and Aad belied the Clatterer. 

[69.5] Thamood, they were destroyed by the violent shout (of Gabriel), 

[69.6] as for Aad, they were destroyed by a howling, violent wind 

[69.7] that He subjected upon them for seven nights and eight days consecutively 

and you might have seen them struck down as if they were the stumps of palm 

trees that had fallen down. 

[69.8] Can you see any remnant of them now? 

[69.9] Similarly, Pharaoh, and those before him, and the ruined villages, sinned 

[69.10] and rebelled against their Lord's Messenger. So He took them with a 

stern taking. 

The Mercy of Allah to Noah [69.11-12] 

[69.11] And when the waters rose (high) We carried you in the sailing (Ark), 

[69.12] making it a Reminder for you, for all attentive ears to retain. 

The events on the day the Horn is blown and Paradise and Hell [69.13-37] 

[69.13] When a single blow is blown on the Horn, 

[69.14] when the earth with all its mountains is lifted up and crushed with a single 

blow, 

[69.15] on that Day, the Event occurs. 

[69.16] The heaven will be split; because on that Day it will be frail. 

[69.17] The angels will stand on all its sides. And on that Day, eight (of them) will 

carry the Throne of your Lord above them. 

[69.18] On that Day you shall be exposed, and no secret of yours will remain 

hidden. 

[69.19] Then, he who is given his book in his right hand will say, 'Here, take and 

read my book! 

[69.20] Indeed, I knew that I should come to my reckoning.' 

[69.21] His shall be a pleasing life 

[69.22] in a high Garden, 

[69.23] its fruits are near. 

[69.24] (It will be said), 'Eat and drink with a good appetite because of what you 

did in days long passed.' 

[69.25] But, he who is given his book in his left hand will say, 'Woe to me, would 

that my book had not been given to me! 

[69.26] Nor that I knew my reckoning! 

[69.27] Would that it (my death) had ended it all! 

[69.28] My wealth has not helped me a thing 

[69.29] and my authority has been destroyed.' 

[69.30] (It will be said), 'Take him and bind him. 

[69.31] Roast him in Hell, 

[69.32] then in a chain seventy arm's lengths long insert him. 

[69.33] He did not believe in Allah, the Great, 

[69.34] nor did he urge the feeding of the needy. 

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[69.37] that none but sinners eat.' 

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I swear by all that you can see, 

and all that you do not see, 

that this is the speech of a noble Messenger. 

It is not the speech of a poet little do you believe 

nor is it the speech of a soothsayer little do you remember. 

(It is) a sending down from the Lord of all the Worlds. 

Had he invented sayings against Us, 

We would have seized him by the right hand 

then, We would surely have cut from him the aorta (vein) 

not one of you could have prevented it from him. 

Indeed, it is a Reminder to those who fear Allah, 

We know that there are some among you who will belie. 

Indeed, it is a sorrow to the unbelievers 

yet it is a certain truth. 

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70 The Elevated Passages - Al-Ma'arij 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

[70.1] A caller supplicated about a punishment to fall on 

[70.2] the unbelievers which none can prevent. 

[70.3] (A punishment) from Allah, the Owner of the Elevated Passages. 

The ascent of the angels [70.4] 

[70.4] To Him the angels and the Spirit (Gabriel) ascend in a day, the measure of 

which is fifty thousand years. 

[70.5] Therefore be patient, with a beautiful patience; 

[70.6] they see it as being far off; 

[70.7] but We see it near. 

The Day of Recompense [70.8-18] 

[70.8] On that Day the heaven shall become like molten copper, 

[70.9] and the mountains shall be like puffs of wool. 

[70.10] No loyal friend will ask another loyal friend 

[70.1 1 ] though they are in sight of each other. To ransom himself from the 

punishment of that Day, the sinner will wish that he might even ransom himself 

by his sons, 

[70.12] his companion (wife), his brother, 

[70.13] the kinsmen who gave him shelter, 

[70.14] and whosoever is in the earth, altogether, so that it might save him. 

[70.15] No, in truth, it is a Furnace! 

[70.16] It snatches away by the scalps, 

[70.17] and it shall call him who withdrew and turned his back 

[70.18] and amassed (riches) and hoarded. 

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[70.19] Indeed, the human was created grudging and impatient. 

[70.20] When evil comes upon him he is impatient; 

Check list for Muslims and those who want to keep Muslims in check 

[70.21-35] 

[70.21 ] but when good comes upon him, he is grudging 

[70.22] except those that pray 

[70.23] who are constant in prayer; 

[70.24] who, from their wealth is a known right 

[70.25] for the impoverished non-requester and the requester, 

[70.26] who confirm the Day of Reckoning 

[70.27] and go in fear of the punishment of their Lord, 

[70.28] for none is secure from the punishment of their Lord, 

[70.29] who guard their privates 

[70.30] except from their wives and what their right hands own, for these they are 

not blameworthy. 

[70.31] But whosoever seeks beyond that, they are the transgressors. 

[70.32] (Those) who keep their trusts and their covenant, 

[70.33] and standby their witnessing, 

[70.34] and who are constant in their prayers. 

[70.35] Those are highly honored in the Gardens. 

The losers in this life and on they Day of Judgement [70.36-44] 

[70.36] But what is the matter with the unbelievers, that they strain their glances 

continuously towards them, 

[70.37] on the right and on the left in groups? 

[70.38] What, is every one of them eager to be admitted to the Garden of Bliss? 

[70.39] Not at all, for We have created them of what they know. 

[70.40] No, I swear by the Lord of the Easts and the Wests that We have the 

ability 

[70.41] to exchange them with others better than they; nothing can outstrip Us! 

[70.42] So leave them alone to plunge and play, until they encounter the Day 

which they are promised; 

[70.43] the Day when they shall rush from their graves, as if they were hurrying to 

a raised flag, 

[70.44] their eyes are humbled and they are covered with humiliation. Such is the 

Day that they were promised. 

71 Prophet Noah - Nooh 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

Noah calls his nation to Allah and reminds them of His signs but they reject 

him and his message [71.1- 

[71 .1] We sent Noah to his nation, saying, 'Give warning to your nation before a 

painful punishment overtakes them.' 

[71 .2] He said, 'My nation, I am a clear warner for you. 

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[71 .4] He will forgive you your sins and respite you till an appointed term. When 

the term of Allah arrives it cannot be deferred; if you but knew.' 

[71 .5] 'My Lord,' said he, 'night and day I have called my nation, 

[71 .6] but my call has only increased them in running away. 

[71 .7] Each time I called them so that You might forgive them, they thrust their 

fingers in their ears and wrapped themselves in their garments, and persisted 

becoming very proud. 

[71 .8] I called to them clearly, 

[71 .9] and indeed, I spoke to them both publicly and in secret, 

[71.10] "Ask for the forgiveness of your Lord," I said. "Surely, He is the Forgiver. 

[71.11] He will let loose the sky upon you in abundance 

[71.12] and give to you wealth and sons, and provide you with gardens and 

rivers. 

[71 .13] What is the matter with you that you do not want the Greatness of Allah, 

[71.14] He has created you by stages! 

[71.15] Have you not seen how Allah created the seven heavens one above the 

other, 

[71.16] setting in them the moon as a light and the sun as a lantern? 

[71.17] Allah has caused you to grow out of the earth, 

[71.18] and to it He will return you. Then, He will bring you forth. 

[71.19] Allah has made the earth spread out for you 

[71 .20] so that you walk in its spacious paths."' 

Noah supplicates to Allah against his nation as they choose to follow the 

disbelief of the wealthy status quo rather than the truth Allah [71.21-27] 

[71 .21] Noah said, 'My Lord, they have rebelled against me and followed he 

whose wealth and offspring increase him only in loss, 

[71 .22] they have devised a mighty plot, 

[71 .23] and said, 'Do not renounce your gods, do not leave waddan or suwa'an or 

yaghutha, or ya'uqa, or nasra.' 

[71 .24] And they have led many astray. (Noah supplicated saying), 'Allah, do not 

increase the harm doers except in error!' 

[71 .25] So because of their sins they were drowned and admitted into the Fire. 

They found none to help them other than Allah. 

[71 .26] And Noah (supplicated) saying, 'My Lord, do not leave a single unbeliever 

upon the earth. 

[71 .27] Surely, if You leave them they will mislead Your worshipers and father 

none but the immoral, and unbelievers. 

Noah supplicates for his followers [71.28] 

[71 .28] Forgive me, My Lord, and my parents, and whosoever seeks refuge in my 

house as a believer, and the believers men and women alike, and do not 

increase the harm doers except in ruin!' 

72 The Jinn - Al-Jinn 

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The righteous jinn bear witness to the Koran and become Muslims 
promising not to associate anyone with Allah [72.1-14] 

[72.1] Say, 'It is revealed to me that a party of jinn listened then said, "We have 

indeed heard a wonderful Koran, 

[72.2] that guides to the Right Path. We believe in it and we will not associate 

anyone with our Lord. 

[72.3] He, exalted be the Majesty of our Lord, who has neither taken to Himself a 

wife, nor a son! 

[72.4] The ignorant fool among us has spoken outrageously against Allah, 

[72.5] we never thought that either human or jinn would ever tell a lie against 

Allah!'" 

[72.6] But there were certain men from mankind who would take refuge with 

certain males from the jinn and they increased them in tyranny. 

[72.7] Like you, they thought that Allah would never raise the dead. 

The jinn would make their way to the heavens in an effort to try and listen 

to the heavenly decree for humanity then return to earth where some would 

make mischief with any news they might have learned by fortune telling 

[72.8-10] 

[72.8] (The jinn continued saying), "We made our way towards heaven, but we 

found it filled with stern guards and a flame. 

[72.9] There, we would sit to eavesdrop, but now an eavesdropper finds a flame 

in wait for him. 

[72.1 0] And so we do not know whether evil is intended for those on earth, or 

whether their Lord intends to guide them. 

The believing and unbelieving jinn [72.11-17] 

[72.1 1] Some of us are righteous, but some are otherwise, we are sects that 

differ. 

[72. 12] We know that we cannot frustrate Allah in the earth, nor can we frustrate 

Him by flight. 

[72.13] When we heard the Guidance, we believed in it, and whosoever believes 

in his Lord shall fear neither shortage nor injustice. 

[72.14] Some of us have surrendered (Muslims) and some of us have deviated. 

Those who surrendered sought the Right Path, 

[72.15] but those who have deviated shall become the fuel of Gehenna (Hell). 

[72.1 6] If they had followed the Path We would give to them abundant water to 

drink, 

[72.17] and tested them with it. And whosoever turns away from his Lord's 

Remembrance, He will hurl him into a stern punishment. 

Mosques belong to Allah alone and none will protect us from Allah except 

Him [72.18-23] 

[72.18] Mosques belong to Allah, so do not call to anyone else, other than Allah. 

[72.1 9] When the worshiper of Allah stood supplicating to Him, they swarmed 

around him (Prophet Muhammad). 

[72.20] Say, 'I supplicate only to my Lord and I do not associate any with Him.' 

[72.21] Say, 'Indeed, I possess no power over you, either for harm or for 

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[72. 22] Say, 'None shall protect me from Allah, and other than Him, I will find no 

refuge, 

Those who disobey Allah and His Messenger [72.23-28] 

[72.23] except a deliverance from Allah and His Messages. He who disobeys 

Allah and His Messenger, for him is the Fire of Gehenna, which he will be in for 

ever. 

[72.24] When they see that which they were promised they shall know who is 

weaker in helpers and fewer in numbers.' 

[72.25] Say, 'I do not know whether that which you are promised is near, or 

whether my Lord will set for it a time. 

[72.26] He is the Knower of the Unseen and does not disclose His Unseen to 

anyone, 

The angels bear witness that Prophet Muhammad delivered the Message of 

Allah [72.27-28] 

[72.27] except only to a Messenger that He has chosen, and He sends guardians 

before him and behind him, 

[72.28] so that He may know that they have delivered the Messages of their Lord 

and He encompasses all that is with them, and He has counted everything in 

numbers.' 

73 The Wrapped - Al-Muzzammil 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

The merit of getting up to pray during the night [73.1-6] 

[73.1] O you (Prophet Muhammad) wrapped, 

[73.2] rise (to pray) the night except a little; 

[73.3] half the night, or a little less 

[73.4] or a little more; and with recitation, recite the Koran. 

[73.5] We are about to cast upon you a weighty Word. 

[73.6] Indeed, the first part of night is heavier in tread, and more upright in 

speech. 

Remember Allah in your daily affairs and with patience leave those who do 

not believe to Him [73.7-11] 

[73.7] You have by day prolonged occupations. 

[73.8] Remember the Name of your Lord and dedicate yourself devoutly to Him. 

[73.9] He is the Lord of the East and the West; there is no god except Him. Take 

Him for your Guardian. 

Those who belie Allah [73.10-14] 

[73.10] Bear patiently with what they say and with a fine abandonment forsake 

them. 

[73.1 1] Leave to Me those who belie, those who lead a life of pleasure, and bear 

with them yet a little while. 

[73.12] We have fetters (for them) and a blazing fire, 

[73.13] choking food and a painful punishment. 

[73.14] On the Day when the earth with all its mountains quake and the 

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Prophet Muhammad was sent as a witness [73.15-16] 

[73.15] Indeed, We have sent to you a Messenger as a witness over you, just as 

We sent a Messenger to Pharaoh. 

[73.16] Pharaoh disobeyed Our Messenger, so We seized him remorselessly. 

How will you guard yourself against the Day of Judgement? [73.17-19] 

[73.1 7] If you disbelieve, how will you guard yourself against the Day that will 

make children gray haired, 

[73.18] on which the heaven will split apart, and His promise is done. 

[73.19] This is indeed a Reminder. Let whosoever will take the Path to his Lord. 

The voluntary night prayers of Prophet Muhammad and those who desire 

to come closer to Allah [73.20] 

[73.20] Your Lord knows that you keep vigil nearly two thirds of the night and 

sometimes half or one-third of it, and a party of those with you. Allah measures 

the night and the day. He knows that you cannot count it, and turns to you. 

Therefore, recite from the Koran as much as is easy (for you); He knows that 

among you there are the sick and others traveling the road seeking the bounty of 

Allah; and others fighting in the Way of Allah. So then, recite from it as much as 

is easy. Establish your prayers, pay the obligatory charity, and lend Allah a 

generous loan. Whatever good you shall forward to your souls' account, you 

surely will find it better with Allah, and a mightier wage. And supplicate for the 

forgiveness of Allah. Allah is the Forgiving, the Merciful. 

74 The Cloaked - Al-Muddaththir 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

[74.1] O you (Prophet Muhammad), the cloaked, 

[74.2] arise and warn, 

[74.3] and exalt your Lord, 

[74.4] and purify your clothing, 

[74.5] and flee from the statues! 

[74.6] Do not give, thinking to gain greater 

[74.7] be patient unto your Lord. 

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Leave Me alone with he whom I created 

and designated for him ample wealth, 

and sons that stand in witness. 

I made things smooth and easy for him, 

yet he is eager that I increase him. 

Not at all! Surely, he has been disobedient to Our verses. 

I will constrain him to a hard ascent. 

He reflected, and then determined 

death seized him, how was his determining! 

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[74.22] frowned and scowled; 

[74.23] then he retreated and grew proud 

[74.24] and said, 'This is no more than traced sorcery; 

[74.25] It is nothing but the word of a mortal!' 

[74.26] I will surely roast him in the Scorching. 

[74.27] What will let you know what the Scorching is like! 

[74.28] It neither spares, nor releases, 

[74.29] and it burns the flesh. 

[74.30] Over it are nineteen (angels guarding). 

[74.31] We have appointed none but angels to guard the Fire, and made their 

number only as a trial for the unbelievers, so that those to whom the Book was 

given are certain and those who believe increase in belief. And that those who 

were given the Book, and those who believe will not be in doubt. And that those 

in whose hearts there is a sickness, together with the unbelievers, may say, 

'What did Allah intend by this as an example?' As such, Allah leaves in error 

whom He will and He guides whomsoever He will. None knows the hosts of your 

Lord except He. This is no more than a Reminder to humans. 



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By the receding night 

and the morning when it appears, 

it is one of the greatest trials, 

a warning to humans, 

to whoever among you desires to go forward, or lag behind. 

Each soul is held in pledge for what it earns, 

except the Companions of the Right. 

In Gardens they will question 

concerning the sinners, 

'What caused you to be thrust into the Scorching (Fire)? ' 

They will reply, 'We were not among those who prayed 

and we did not feed the needy. 

We plunged in with the plungers 

and belied the Day of Recompense 

till the certainty (death) overtook us.' 

The intercession of their intercessors shall not benefit them. 

What is the matter with them that they turn away from this Reminder, 

like startled wild donkeys 

fleeing before a lion? 

Indeed, each one of them desires to be given unrolled scrolls. 

No, indeed they have no fear of the Everlasting Life. 

No, indeed, surely, this is a Reminder. 

So, whoever wills, will remember it. 

But none will remember, unless Allah wills, He is the Owner of fear, the 



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In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 

Allah, Himself swears by the Day of Resurrection and His ability to recreate 

us [75.1-4] 

[75.1] No! I swear by the Day of Resurrection, 

[75.2] No! I swear by the reproachful soul! 

[75.3] What, does the human think We shall never gather his bones? 

[75.4] Indeed yes, We are able to shape his finger tips yet again! 

Where will you flee on the Day of Resurrection? [75.5-25] 

[75.5] Rather, the human desires to continue in his immorality, 

[75.6] 'When will the Day of Resurrection be?' he asks, 

[75.7] but when the sight is dazed 

[75.8] and the moon eclipsed, 

[75.9] when the sun and moon are gathered together 

[75.10] on that Day the human will ask, 'To (which place) shall I flee?' 

[75.1 1] No, there shall be no (place of) refuge. 

[75.12] For on that Day the refuge shall be to your Lord. 

[75.13] On that Day the human shall be informed of his former and latter deeds. 

[75.14] He shall be a clear proof against himself, 

[75.15] even though he offers his excuses. 

[75.16] Do not move your tongue with it (the Revelation) to hasten it. 

[75.17] It's gathering and reciting is upon Us. 

[75.18] When We recite it, follow its recitation. 

[75.19] It's explanation is upon Us. 

[75.20] Yet you love this hasty world 

[75.21] and are heedless of the Everlasting Life. 

Will your face be radiant or scowling on the Day of Judgement? [75.22-25] 

[75.22] On that Day there shall be radiant faces, 

[75.23] gazing towards their Lord. 

[75.24] And on that Day there shall be scowling faces, 

[75.25] so they might think the Calamity had been inflicted upon them. 

A reminder and the death of those who turned away from Allah [75.26-35] 

[75.26] But, when (the soul) reaches the collar bone 

[75.27] and it is said, 'Who is a healing chanter?' 

[75.28] and when he thinks it is the time of departure 

[75.29] and when leg is intertwined with leg, 

[75.30] upon that Day the driving shall be to your Lord. 

[75.31] Because, he neither believed nor prayed; 

[75.32] he belied the truth and turned away; 

[75.33] then went arrogantly to his household. 

[75.34] Near to you and nearer, 

[75.35] then nearer to you and nearer! 

[75.36] Does the human think he will be left to roam at will? 

[75.37] What, was he not an ejaculated drop (of sperm)? 

[75.38] Then he was a clot of blood, then He created and formed him 

[75.39] and made from him two kinds, male and female. 

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76 The Human - Al-'lnsan 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 
Are you among the grateful or ungrateful? [76.1- 

[76.1] Indeed, there came upon the human a period of time when he was an 

unremembered thing. 

[76.2] We have created the human from a (sperm) drop, a mixture, testing him; 

We made him to hear and see. 

[76.3] Indeed, We have guided him to the path, he is either grateful or ungrateful. 

[76.4] Indeed, for the unbelievers We have prepared chains, fetters and a Blazing 

(Fire). 

Check list for Muslims and those who want to keep Muslims in check [76.5- 

10] 

[76.5] But the righteous shall drink of a goblet mixed with camphor; 

[76.6] a fountain at which the worshipers of Allah drink and make it gush forth 

abundantly; 

[76.7] they who keep their vows and fear a Day whose evil is spread; 

[76.8] who give food for the love of Him to the needy, the orphan, and the 

captive, 

[76.9] (saying), 'We feed you only desirous of the Face of Allah; we seek of you 

neither recompense nor thanks, 

[76.10] for we fear from our Lord a stern, frownful Day.' 

Allah thanks the believers for their striving and recompenses them with 

bounties of the Everlasting Life [76.11-22] 

[76.1 1] So Allah will save them from the evil of that Day and has secured for 

them radiance and joyfulness, 

[76.12] and recompense them for their patience with a Garden, and robes of silk. 

[76.13] Reclining there upon couches, they shall see neither the sun nor the 

moon. 

[76.14] Near them shall be its shades with its clusters hung gently down, 

[76.15] and passed around them shall be silver vessels, and crystal goblets, 

[76.16] goblets of silver that they have precisely measured. 

[76.1 7] And they shall be given to drink from a cup whose mixture is ginger, 

[76.18] from a fountain called Salsabila. 

[76.19] Immortal youths will go about them, when you see them, you would 

suppose them to be scattered pearls. 

[76.20] When you see them, you see bliss, and a great Kingdom. 

[76.21] Upon them there will be garments of green silk, rich brocade, and they 

will be adorned with bracelets of silver. Their Lord will give them a pure beverage 

to drink. 

[76.22] 'See, this is your recompense, your striving is thanked.' 

The Koran is a reminder [76.23-31] 

[76.23] We have indeed, sent down to you the Koran, a (clear) sending, 

[76.24] therefore be patient under the Judgement of your Lord, and do not obey 

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[76.25] And, remember the Name of your Lord at the dawn and in the evening; 

[76.26] and in the night prostrate to Him; and exalt Him for a long night. 

[76.27] Indeed, these love the hasty life, and are heedless and leave behind 

them a heavy Day. 

[76.28] We created them, and We strengthened their joints, but, when We will, 

We shall indeed exchange their likes. 

[76.29] This is indeed a Reminder, so that he who will, takes a path to his Lord. 

[76.30] Yet you will not unless Allah wills; surely, Allah is the Knower, the Wise. 

[76.31] He is Merciful to whom He will; but, for the harm doers He has prepared 

for them a painful punishment. 

77 Those Sent - Al Mursalat 

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful 
The end of the world [77.1-12] 

[77.1] By (the wind) those sent (as horses') mane (in succession), 

[77.2] storming tempestuously 

[77.3] and by the scatterers scattering (rain) 

[77.4] then the criterion (the verses of Koran), separating 

[77.5] and those (angels) dropping, reminding 

[77.6] excusing or warning, 

[77.7] surely, that which you have been promised is about to fall! 

[77.8] When the stars are extinguished, 

[77.9] and when the sky is rent asunder 

[77.10] and the mountains scattered, 

[77.1 1] and when the Messengers' time is set 

[77.12] to what day shall they be deferred? 

Where will you be on the Day of Resurrection? [77.13-50] 

[77.13] Upon the Day of Decision! 

[77.14] Would that you knew what the Day of Decision is! 

[77.15] Woe on that Day to those who belied it! 

[77.1 6] Did We not destroy the ancients 

[77.1 7] and let the latter follow them? 

[77.18] As such shall We deal with the sinners. 

[77.19] Woe on that Day to those who belied it! 

[77.20] Did We not create you from a weak water, 

[77.21] which We placed within a sure lodging 

[77.22] for an appointed term? 

[77.23] We determined, how excellent a Determiner are We! 

[77.24] Woe on that Day to those who belied it! 

[77.25] Have We not made the earth a housing 

[77.26] for both the living and the dead? 

[77.27] Have We not placed high mountains upon it and filled you with sweet 

water? 

[77.28] Woe on that Day to those who belied it! 

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[77.30] Depart into the shadow of three masses, 

[77.31] wherein there is neither shade, nor freeing from the blazing flames 

[77.32] it throws spits as (high as a huge) palace, 

[77.33] as black camels. 

[77.34] Woe on that Day to those who belied it! 

[77.35] This is the Day they shall not speak, 

[77.36] nor shall they be given permission, so that they can apologize. 

[77.37] Woe on that Day to those who belied it! 

[77.38] Such is the Day of Decision. We will gather you with the ancients. 

[77.39] If you are cunning, then try your cunning against Me! 

[77.40] Woe on that Day to those who belied it! 

[77.41] Indeed, the cautious, shall live amid shades and fountains 

[77.42] and have such fruits as they desire. 

[77.43] (It shall be said to them), 'Eat and drink, with a good appetite, for all that 

you did.' 

[77.44] As such We recompense those who did good. 

[77.45] Woe on that Day to those who belied it! 

[77.46] 'Eat and enjoy yourselves a little, for you are sinners!' 

[77.47] Woe on that Day to those who belied it! 

[77.48] When it is said to them, 'Bow yourselves,' they do not bow. 

[77.49] Woe on that Day to those who belied it! 

[77.50] After this, in what discourse will they believe? 

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